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Phrase. July 29, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Derived from the Hindi phrase "sasth aur masth", the English phrase Cheap and Best describes the Valhalla of all consumer choices in India...

Not only is something *cheap*. But it is also the *best*. Whatay combo!

In reality, something becomes *best* simply because it is pretty good and entirely within budget. Paisa vasool

Regular people say this, and it is not derogatory.
(thanks Dindigal)

Usage

A: Macha Where do you want to take your girlfriend for dinner?
Boy: I thought about rolls at Fanoos'. Cheap and best!
A: Sakkath!

Girlfriend: If you are going to be such a Kanjus makkhichus you will soon have a lau failure

Boy: No no, doorling it was a joke. Let us go to Windsor Manor
Girlfriend: Soooo sweet of you ya!

Added 2011-07-11 by Kannadoggy