During our time in Manhattan in the winter of 2010, The Wife and I made a habit of strolling through Chinatown each day. After a great deal of German nagging, I finally caved and purchased a pair of gloves and a scarf to warm my freezing body. My wife was impressed by the low cost of these items:
THE WIFE: “They sell it for an apple and an egg!”
(In English, apparently, this means selling something “really cheap” or for “very little money.” My wife explains it thusly: “In German we say: ‘Sie verkaufen das ja fuer nen Appel und nen Ei,’ which means you can get it cheap as hell!”
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