To him, their affairs seemed like cheap imitations of the European culture he had left behind.
It simply means that the gold ring you thought was real is really just a cheap imitation.
When the employees opened the safe, the investigator said, they found only a cheap imitation of the necklace.
"Why would a woman who could write a check for a million dollars give her husband a cheap imitation?"
Grandma looked him over as one would a cheap imitation of good jewelry.
All they'd have to do would be to make a cheap imitation as many companies had tried.
As well accuse the sun in heaven of being a cheap imitation.
It will, they add, produce natural sounds, not cheap electronic imitations.
But how easy is it to spot a cheap imitation?
Her hair still looked like a cheap imitation of Trent's, though, especially in the candlelight.