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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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In order to test our hypothesis, we performed an ANOVA with perceptual fluency and discount frequency as the independent variables and participants' evaluation of the discounted product as the dependent variable.
Discounted prices listed on the website available for customers who share on social media prior to the time of service.
Indifference curves permit empirical determination of the shape of the discounting function and the rate at which delayed rewards are discounted.
An employer should measure the cost of healthcare-related termination benefits, including healthcare continuation under COBRA, by calculating the discounted present value of expected future benefit payments, in accordance with the following requirements, as applicable:
Caradimitropoulo concedes that the entire discounted health benefits area has been tainted by some shady operators, and that he and his management team are committed to "doing it right." "The largest problem is inconsistency in the product, which is often sold without the right kind of information, to the point where it's frustrating," he says.
Under Maine Rx, pharmacies will offer drugs at discounted prices to individuals not covered by private insurance or Medicaid.
When I first came to the department in 1983, officers commonly accepted free coffee and discounted meals, along with other services.
In this article, we cite three cases in which the appraiser discounted the value of the partial interest by using the time and costs of partitioning the property and the cost of marketing the interest.
Basically, this opinion letter said that any arrangement between an ancillary provider (e.g., laboratory, radiology, durable medical equipment, ambulance) and a SNE that discounted the Part A business w ith the intent to obtain the referral of the fee for service Part B business would implicate the anti-kickback statutes.
Even better, many companies offer discounted shares through DRIPs, taking 3% to 10% off a stock's trading price.
Is the discounted price lower than the prices that the supplier offers to a buyer that: (i) generates a volume of business for the supplier that is the same or greater than the volume of Part A business generated by the PPS SNF, but (ii) does not have any potentially available Part B or other federal healthcare program business?
But if anyone rushes to make out a check on Friday, June 28 or Monday, July 1st, and doesn't read all the fine print, they might underpay the bill by paying the "Net Payable" amount - the larger discounted amount - and will, therefore, end up owing the city what they would have gotten as a discount, running at 18 percent interest to boot.
Utah Pie charged that three national frozen-pie manufacturers - Pet Milk Company, Carnation Milk Company, and Continental - damaged competition in the Salt Lake City area by selling pies at illegally discounted prices.
Section 473 removes a restriction on the "kinds and maturities" of notes, drafts, and bills of exchange that can be discounted for individuals, partnerships, and corporations under the authority of section 13(3).