price is right

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The usage of this idiom began in the second half of the 1900's.


price is right

  1. (idiomatic) The cost of a thing is reasonable and of good value.
    The price is right for this used car.

Usage notes[edit]

The idiom the 'price is right' can often be used for something that is free, but is junk or impractical.
The car the Smiths gave me for Christmas is junky and dangerous; but the price is right.