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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

The act of shoplifting. You're going to get caught if you keep using your five-finger discount at all of these places!
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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

an act of shoplifting. North American informal
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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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Amina Kalsoom, an office goer said, "Online shops are offering attractive packages and discounts on various items, but they cannot be relied as far as quality is concerned."
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"Firms have been on notice since at least 2004 that they must develop and implement procedures to ensure customers receive appropriate sales charge discounts for UIT investments," said James Shorris, a FINRA Executive Vice President and the Acting Chief of Enforcement.
Discounts are calculated by a sophisticated 'Discount Engine' that relies on state-of-the-art IT systems to continuously monitor traffic at every tower in the network.
Any partial payment of principal on a market discount bond acquired after October 22, 1986, is includable as ordinary income to the extent it does not exceed the market discount on the bond that has accrued up to that time.
If you have offered a discount and realize your profit margin is going to be slim if you do the job to your usual standard then there's the temptation to cut corners.
NTT DoCoMo said the discount will be awarded under its 'Fami-wari MAX' and 'Hitoridemo Discount' billing plans for families and individuals unveiled last month.
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, take the discount. That's an established business guideline across the country.
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