it is as cheap sitting as standing
- Commonly applied literally.
1666 G. TORRIANO Italian Proverbs 277 The English say, It is as cheap sitting as standing, my Masters.
1858 SURTEES Ask Mamma xlix. Let’s get chairs, and be snug; it’s as cheap sitting as standing.
1932 ‘J. J. CONNINGTON’ Sweepstake Murders ix. He returned to Tommie Redhill’s car. ‘Jump in, Inspector,’ Tommie suggested, opening the door at his side. ‘It’s as cheap sitting as standing.’
1946 ‘R. T. CAMPBELL’ Bodies in Bookshop xix. The old man..grunted angrily and lowered himself into a chair. I had already taken a seat. It was as cheap to sit as to stand.
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