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at a discount

1. Below the usual commercial price or value. The prices are so much cheaper over there that I always feel like I'm getting things at a discount.
2. In low regard as to esteem, value, or worth; worthless or undesirable. The rebels were at first celebrated for defying the monarchy, but they are now at a discount since they began attacking civilian targets. Though he was a pioneer of the field, the views of Sigmund Freud are held at a discount by most modern psychologists.
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five-finger discount

Sl. shoplifting. Sam used his five-finger discount to get the kind of ring Jane wanted. I got this necklace by five-finger discount.
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at a discount

At a lower than usual price; also, held in low esteem. For example, I'm holding off on buying a computer until I can get one at a discount, or Liberals are at a discount in the present administration. The first usage, mainly found in business and commerce, dates from about 1700. The figurative usage is about a century newer.
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five-finger discount

n. the acquisition of something by shoplifting. Mooshoo used his five-finger discount to get the kind of ring Britney wanted.
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AICPA members are eligible for discounts below Staples' standard discount pricing on paper, toner and other products that are most frequently used by accountants.
Experts agree that patients need Internet access to effectively compare the different discounts and choose a Medicare card.
In addition to the storage function, there is a group discount page that can help consumers identify possible savings opportunities, and there is a display of four different coverage packages - minimum, low, medium and high - to present a variety of pricing and coverage options.
The IRS was willing to allow a 38% blended discount for the small gifts to the grandchildren's masts, the same as for the Ladera Land FLP.
Under each contract, Westpac agreed to buy a minimum quantity of merchandise and receive a volume discount (i.
If the discount rate is derived from public market data, more often than not it is reflective of a minority interest and the value derived would be a minority interest.
First, RIA affords TEI members a significant discount on the full range of RIA products, including the web-based Checkpoint tax research tool and the unparalleled Warren, Gorham & Lamont tax treatises and journals.
Tax Court ruled that because a parent retained too much control over the property in an FLP the valuation discount did not apply, a finding that subjected 100 percent of the assets to estate tax.
I think government should always be efficient, but now more than ever, we need to be looking hard at discounts to make sure we're saving everywhere we can,'' Cardenas said.
An additional 5% discount is added when a three or four year warranty is selected--for a total of 10%
For those schools that had the deepest discounts, the net [tuition] revenue did not go up--in fact it went down--and the SATs only improved marginally.
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This new plan is designed to make prescription drugs more affordable by setting up a government-endorsed discount program.
On June 1, Guardian stopped covering the procedure and joined the growing ranks of insurers offering discounts to meet the increasing demand for health services--like laser vision surgery--that aren't considered medically necessary.
The OIG opinion actually offers a bit of guidance for providers in reviewing negotiated discounts.