Bueno y barato no caben en un zapato.
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Usage note
This phrase may be literally translated as "Good and cheap can't fit into one shoe."
Bueno y barato no caben en un zapato.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (a product can't be good and cheap at the same time)
a. You get what you pay for. (proverb)
Ya se me averió el carro usado que compré. - Bueno y barato no caben en un zapato.The secondhand car I bought has already broken down. - You get what you pay for.
b. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(proverb)
No deberías pagar salarios tan bajos. Ya sabes lo que dicen: Bueno y barato no caben en un zapato.You shouldn't pay such low salaries. You know what they say, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
c. Buying cheap is a false economy.
Yo te aconsejo esta computadora. Es algo más cara, pero no te arrepentirás. En este caso, bueno y barato no caben en un zapato.I recommend this computer. It's a litte more expensive, but you won't regret it. Buying cheap is a false economy in this case.
d. Buy cheap, pay dear. (proverb) (United Kingdom)
Al final compré la impresora más cara, pero seguro que lo ahorro en reparaciones. Dicen que bueno y barato no caben en un zapato.I eventually bought the most expensive printer, but I'm sure it'll save me money in repairs. Buy cheap, pay dear, that's what they say.
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