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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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Additionally, while there were no univariate outliers for delay discounting given the bounded nature of the measure, if a participant responded inconsistently (i.e., less than 75% consistency score based on Kaplan et al., 2016, n = 64), they were also not included in analysis.
Delay discounting scores were not normally distributed.
(2014) dichotomized their participants as either obese or not, given a preliminary finding of no discounting score difference between normal, overweight and obese individuals.
Nine studies examined delay discounting among cigarette smokers.
The top panel presents hyperbolic discounting functions for money among current smokers and never smokers.
In the sixth study, Baker, Johnson, and Bickel (2003) comprehensively compared discounting of cigarette smokers to matched controls.
"Market Discounting of Partial Ownership Interests." The Appraisal Journal (October 1994): 535-541.
Determining the interaction between delay and probability discounting is not only theoretically interesting, it also has practical value.
For Experiment 1, participants were recruited to complete a discounting task in which both the delay to and the probability of obtaining the outcome were varied independently.
In answering each of the discounting questions, the participants generated the percentage of "perfect" that their current relationship would need to be to choose it.
In selecting the frequency of discounting, a comprehensive study is needed to align the pattern for discounting the NOI with the pattern of how that NOI was achieved.
It is true that the value difference represented by BOP versus MP discounting, or MP versus EOP discounting, may be nominal, relatively speaking.
Third, in recognition that it could not prevent speculation by defining the kinds of paper that were eligible for discounting, the Board asserted the principle that the quantity of paper discounted was as important as the quality in guarding against the overexpansion of credit.
However, there are also differences between delay and probability discounting. Researchers have suggested that they invoke different neural substrates (e.g., Mobini et al.
Such a manipulation produces what is known as the magnitude effect, which is one of the more robust findings in the study of discounting (e.g., Chapman 1996; Thaler 1981).