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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

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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132-3(b)(2)(iv) because sales at a discounted price total at least 35% of its gross sales for the prior tax year.
The current IRS examination tactic with respect to discounted FLPs is to argue that the transaction was a sham transaction that lacked economic substance; and, in the alternative, to rely on Sec.
Thus, while it is likely that taxpayers that make deeply discounted purchases (such as the 60% and 94% discounted purchases in Hamilton Industries) will fall prey to separate item treatment, it is less clear that moderate or slight discounts should subject taxpayers to such a regime.
If an employee in that line of business purchased a $100 item for the discounted price of $70, that $30 discount exceeds the allowed employee discount of $25 ($100 x 0.
The undiscounted sales price must be used to calculate the gross profit percentage unless more than 35% of the employer's gross sales are at a discounted price.
Through the agreement, Amacore and CAREINGTON have entered into a relationship wherein each party will be able to offer their quality services and discounted vision and dental health plans to select current clients as well as new customers.
This partnership clearly validates our goal to offer the most comprehensive and cost-effective discounted healthcare solutions for families and company benefit programs in America," says Clark Marcus.
These benefits or future cash flows are discounted to the present or capitalized at a rate of return that is commensurate with the company's inherent risk and expected growth.
Through this program, employees are able to purchase discounted individual disability income insurance, or supplement the existing coverage currently offered through their employer.
All prescription products that CMS allows to be discounted are
they will be offered discounted pricing for the services
The overall average discounted price for prescription drugs purchased using a discount card was 15 percent, or $10 for each prescription filled.
As a locally owned company offering individual and institutional investors full-service securities brokerage programs at discounted fees and commissions, the company has emerged as the preferred choice for investors and money managers.
AdvancePCS RxSavings Plan members pay either the discounted rate or the pharmacy's usual and customary price, whichever is lower.
This discount is only valid off the Best Available Rate and may not be applied to other discounted rates at participating hotels.