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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
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The Indians swarmed around by the hundred and looked the bargain-counter over.

    Options O. Henry
  • Everything was of the factory, with the odor of the bargain-counter.

    Max Fargus Owen Johnson
  • I was tired of being haggled over, like marked-down goods on a bargain-counter.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Look at our Boston women at a bargain-counter,—you've got a lot of curtains at four dollars a pair.

    Rose Charlitte Marshall Saunders
  • Did you ever see a bargain-counter crowd on Twenty-third Street?

  • Then I should have to tell her the real reason: I didn't want to marry her or anybody else on such a bargain-counter basis.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But seriously, we're getting you at a bargain-counter price.

  • It was like snatching from a bargain-counter things that you hadn't time to pay for.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • The Court missionary thought that a position could probably be obtained for her as scrum-half at a West End bargain-counter.

  • When she saw that Mrs. Cregan was not going to speak, she looked up at the girl with a bargain-counter keenness.

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