This phrase was really coined by David Dickinson, a flamboyant antique dealer, who has become a tv personality. Btw chips = fries if you're outside the UK. Dried potato or wheat based snacks, flavoured and sealed in air-tight bags are called crisps over here.
Crisps are obviously cheap too, but 'cheap as crisps' just doesn't have the same ring to it !!
So, here are some items I've found to be as 'cheap as chips'.
Musical sheets, maps and a tray - total £2.95.
The cute little tray, although a bit bashed was only 50p.
Love some of the graphics on these.
Recently I found this - a score board for billiards, £2.50. I've hung it over one of the doors in the kitchen.
I just like it's shabbiness.
I found four pretty tablemats in a charity shop for £3.00 but they were stained, so I didn't buy them. Then I was shopping with my old friend Pandy (a couple of weeks later) and they were still there and she insisted on buying them, saying that her Mum was a stain-remover-extraordinaire. She was right, and I love them and the pretty shade of pale grey.
I got four of these as well, for £1 - cute little brown transferware saucers for my mini guest room.
And lastly, I didn't buy this. It was as cheap as chips, but it's not old and I'd prefer to make one.
Love that sentiment though.
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