cut rate


a price, fare, or rate below the standard charge.

Origin of cut rate

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Related formscut-rate, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • His one extravagance, in the past, had been cut-rate seats in the best theatres.

    The Man Thou Gavest

    Harriet T. Comstock

  • Even the Cut-Rate Pharmacy itself could afford but one of each.

    The Wrong Twin

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The Euphoriatorium was a large, garish place which specialized in cut-rate drugs and aphrodisiacs.

  • To add to my troubles Stigler advertised a cut-rate sale on garden seeds!

  • I wouldn't go trotting back there on a cut-rate excursion, let alone making a pilgrimage to the sacred, I mean scared, spot.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer

    Jessie Graham Flower