discount Idioms & Phrases


At a discount

  • below par, or below the nominal value; hence, colloquially, out of favor; poorly esteemed; depreciated.
Webster 1913

Bank discount

  • noun interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    discount; bank discount.
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  • a sum equal to the interest at a given rate on the principal (face) of a bill or note from the time of discounting until it become due.
Webster 1913

Discount broker

  • one who makes a business of discounting commercial paper; a bill broker.
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discount business

  • noun the business of selling merchandise at a discount
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discount chain

  • noun a chain of discount stores
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Discount day

  • a particular day of the week when a bank discounts bills.
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discount house

  • noun a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
    discounter; wholesale house; discount house.
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discount rate

  • noun the rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve that member banks are charged when they borrow money through the Federal Reserve System
  • noun interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    discount; bank discount.
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discount store

  • noun a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
    discounter; wholesale house; discount house.
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trade discount

  • noun a discount from the list price of a commodity allowed by a manufacturer or wholesaler to a merchant
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True discount

  • the interest which, added to a principal, will equal the face of a note when it becomes due. The principal yielding this interest is the present value of the note.
Webster 1913