at a discount

at a discount

Meaning:
- not valuable or not in worth
- at a lower price than usual
- below the nominal value
- held in low esteem
- out of favor
- poorly esteemed
- depreciated
- offering or selling at reduced prices

Examples:
1. Freedom fighters are at a discount in the present politics.
2. Carl bought that necklace at a discount which Emily wanted to have since last 2 years.
3. I won't purchase an Apple iPhone until i can get one at a discount.
4. Honesty and goodness is at a discount in this selfish and cruel world.
5. It's a winter sale at this garment shop today and you can purchase your favorite cloths at a discount.
6. Yesterday, I bought two burgers at a discount at McDonald's restaurant.

Origin:
The first usage, mainly found in business and commerce, dates from about 1700. The figurative usage is about a century newer.

Discount synonyms:
reduction, money off, markdown, price cut, cut rate, concession and reduce

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