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cheap and shoddy

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But some newspapers carried headlines the next day calling it "the tawdriest, tackiest two hours in British history".
At times, the artist's ability to wring value out of her small coffers rivals that of the savviest of studio heads: For the tawdriest third of the Barb trilogy, Word UP, which mirrors the wet-and-wild stripping sequence that opens Barb Wire, O'Marah located a Hollywood water wrangler who offered to provide a water truck and supervise the special effects for a decidedly budget-friendly two hundred dollars.
Many wonder in retrospect how the tragic story of one woman and her family facing contentious, but not especially unusual, end-of-life issues became the most publicized end-of-life spectacle, and one of the tawdriest tabloid political dramas, in recent American history.
This, combined with the net's mostly kept promise to steer clear of the tawdriest of reality programming (let's pretend "The Chamber" never made it to air), has gone a long way in changing the net's image in advertiser and critics circles.
common shorthand for a certain sort of exclusivity attracting the tawdriest excesses of snobbery'.
For just being part of the tackiest, tawdriest most revolting show on TV (which is really saying something) and helping the cynics who run Channel 5 to drive down broadcasting standards to a new low.
Apart from a twinge of sadness that the planet's greatest tenor has been reduced to gigging in the planet's tawdriest gaming joint, I'm happy to leave the last word with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, which enquired what a "tycoon who made his fortune out of piles of cement" knew about musical standards.