I’ve decided every week I will give you a useful English phrase, published on my blog every Monday.
Today’s phrase of the week is “you get what you pay for.”
You get what you pay for: what does it mean?
This saying means that in consuming or shopping, high prices are associated with higher-quality items, while low prices are associated with lower-quality items.
In other words, quality is associated with price.
It’s a common phrase and the meaning is simple once you understand it. Here are two example sentences.
Jesse: “I got these tires on my car a few years ago, and they are still in very good condition.”
Sarah: “That’s good! You get what you pay for I guess.”
John: “I got my iPhone case for $1 and it broke almost right away!”
Jacob: “Sorry to hear that but ‘you get what you pay for‘.”
What do you think of the English for my Dream Phrase of the week?
Is this helpful for you? Are there any other phrases you would like me to explain?
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