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Idioms for discount
- Commerce. below par.
- below the usual list price.
- in low esteem or regard: His excuses were taken at a discount by all who knew him.
- not in demand; unwanted: Such ancient superstitions are at a discount in a civilized society.
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British Dictionary definitions for at a discount
verb (dɪsˈkaʊnt, ˈdɪskaʊnt) (mainly tr)
- to deduct (a specified amount or percentage) from the usual price, cost, etc
- to reduce (the regular price, cost, etc) by a stated percentage or amount
- the amount of interest deducted in the purchase or sale of or the loan of money on unmatured negotiable instruments
- the rate of interest deducted
- (in the issue of shares) a percentage deducted from the par value to give a reduced amount payable by subscribers
- the amount by which the par value of something, esp shares, exceeds its market valueCompare premium (def. 3)
- below the regular price
- (of share values) below par
- held in low regard; not sought after or valued
Derived forms of discountdiscountable, adjectivediscounter, noun
Idioms and Phrases with at a discount (1 of 2)
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.
Idioms and Phrases with at a discount (2 of 2)
see at a discount.