Idiom:  you get what you pay for

Meaning

Idiom:  you get what you pay for

  • The price of something usually equals its quality (especially cheap things are often of low quality).

Example sentences

  • It’s true you get what you pay for—this $239 laptop is unbelievably slow.
  • How can you expect 5-star quality when you choose to stay at budget motel? You get what you pay for.
  • Ugh, My umbrella broke the first time I used it. I got what I paid for buying the cheapest one I saw.
  • You get what you pay for so that's why I invest in expensive shoes, suits and silk ties.
  • The next time you buy a car remember that you get what you pay for.
  • I know you get what you pay for but I'm not going to waste a lot of money on t-shirts.
  • This is our cheapest smartphone but as you know, you get what you pay for
  • I know you get what you pay for but my daughter's only 15 and frequently loses jewelry.

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