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bargain counter

a counter or area in a retail store where merchandise is sold at reduced prices.
Origin of bargain counter
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • What I learned from Pauline was that most of it came by way of the bargain counter.

    A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
  • Now, see here—I 'm not on the bargain counter for money or anything else.

    Beth Norvell

    Randall Parrish
  • Mrs. Sommers after that did not move in the direction of the bargain counter.

  • There's a lovely pattern on the bargain counter at Shell's for fourteen cents, all over roses.

    Just Sixteen. Susan Coolidge
  • You can not buy it on a bargain counter; it is a staple product and demands full value--the sublimest qualities of your being.

    A Fleece of Gold Charles Stewart Given
  • Only by its sufferance of the bargain counter and of sweat-shop-made goods has the nuisance existed as long as it has.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • During all this time a middle-aged woman had been sitting on a stool beside the bargain counter.

  • I am not going to put myself on the bargain counter any longer by going around as though I had a skim milk opinion of myself.

    The Victorious Attitude Orison Swett Marden
  • Souvenirs have, in their day, had all the potency of a bargain counter in a popular department store well advertised.

    A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville
  • The local stores are there with the bargain counter and the special sale and all the other devices.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge

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