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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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'There's this incident when I paid the taxi I asked the driver for a discount, I even showed by identification attesting that I'm a senior citizen, but the driver refused,' said Macapindig, adding that refusal of the fare discount is rampant in the city based on the number of times she was refused the privilege.
199 and up to 30 per cent discount on branded perfumes from leading brands like Guess and Versace.
Mercedes said discounts of up to 8.5 million won ($7,900) are officially available for its E200, the company's top-selling model which achieved sales of 4,212 in the first quarter.
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If you are a TEI member and this is your first TEI Midyear or Annual Conference, you are entitled to a one-time discount of $200.
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Though the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) fees framework regulates how much schools can increase tuition fees by (in accordance with the annual Education Cost Index rate), it is at the school's discretion as to what discounts - if any - they put in place for parents and students.
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ISLAMABAD -- The citizens of the Federal Capital are enjoying discounts offered by various brands and local shops on dresses, shoes and other accessories to become part of the 70th Independence Day celebrations.