going rate


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the going rate (for something)

The typical cost of something. What's the going rate for a new heating system? Ours is on the fritz. A: "$200 seems pretty steep for such a small repair!" B: "That's the going rate, I'm afraid."
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going rate

the current rate or the current charges for something. The going interest rate for your account is 10 percent. Our babysitter charges us the going rate.
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These surprising results show the going rate is getting lower.
- In Ahmedabad's zone 4, the going rate is Rs 2,300-2,400 per square feet.
Sheila Attwood, of XpertHR, said: "The going rate for pay awards across the economy is firmly stuck at 2 per cent.
It is higher than the going rate of over 1.5% for syndicated corporate loans but lower than over 2% for construction loans.
Mr Hester claims that when he was hired, he told his employers that he would be "content to be paid whatever the going rate to do similar jobs elsewhere was".
How much better it would be if the US and its allies guaranteed to buy the whole of the annual Afghan poppy crop at a price way above what Al Quaida/The Taliban can afford at two, three or four times the going rate.
If we have to pay child benefit to foreign workers, it should be at the going rate for that country - pounds 5 a week in Poland.
As far as we can tell, the going rate for getting eaten alive is about $26.
The going rate for getting eaten alive seems to be about $26.
More than pounds 2 million a year is, it seems, perfectly acceptable and the going rate for the 10 lucky people (Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton and Co) who take home such a bumper pay packet.
Surely the going rate for a top goalie is the going rate, no matter who you're dealing with?
Most of those questioned said they had no idea what the going rate was for a plumbing or other trade job.
With marketable cash investments, liquidity generally means how easily and quickly one may exchange a security for cash with little price concession from its going rate. The two key factors in measuring liquidity are how long it takes to complete the transaction and how much of a price "haircut" must be taken on the sale.
The going rate might be considerably higher on one site than another, so take note.
"It was hard to move resin around," she says, adding that trucking companies were waiting for calls from FEMA--at twice the going rate per mile--and putting their regular customers off.