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cut rate

a price, fare, or rate below the standard charge.
Origin of cut rate
1880-85, Americanism
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cut-rate, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • 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
  • His one extravagance, in the past, had been cut-rate seats in the best theatres.

    The Man Thou Gavest Harriet T. Comstock
  • Would you blow her to a bowl of chow mein at some chop suey joint, or could you get by with a nut sundae at a cut-rate drug store?

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Even the cut-rate Pharmacy itself could afford but one of each.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Special bargains in linen crash and batiste are offered on the same day with a cut-rate edition of "Damaged Goods."

    Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky

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