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for a song

British pronunciation/fəɹə sˈɒŋ/
American pronunciation/fɚɹə sˈɔŋ/
for a song

at a price that is extremely low

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What is the origin of the idiom "for a song" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "for a song" is uncertain, but it dates back to at least the 19th century. This phrase is used to describe something that is sold or acquired at a very low price or at a significant discount.

1The talented musician agreed to perform for a song at the local charity event.
2He sold his old bicycle for a song, as he just wanted to get rid of it quickly.
3The company purchased the abandoned property for a song and turned it into a profitable business.
4Would people pay 99 cents for a song to be able to have access to it?
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