cut\ rate


cut\ rate
I. noun
A lower price; a price less than usual.

Toys are on sale at the store for cut rates.

II. adj
Sold for a price lower than usual; selling cheap things.

If you buy cut-rate things, be sure they are good quality first.

John's brother bought a cut-rate bicycle at the second-hand store.

There is a cut-rate drug-store on the corner.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cut-rate — ☆ cut rate [kut′rāt΄ ] adj. 1. available at a lower price or rate; cheap 2. offering cut rate goods or services * * * cut rate (kŭtʹrātʹ) adj. Sold or on sale at a reduced price: cut rate goods. * * * …   Universalium

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  • cut-rate — cut ,rate adjective AMERICAN cheaper than the normal price: a cut rate vacation a. used about places that sell cut rate goods: a cut rate store …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cut-rate — ☆ cut rate [kut′rāt΄ ] adj. 1. available at a lower price or rate; cheap 2. offering cut rate goods or services …   English World dictionary

  • cut-rate — UK US /ˈkʌtreɪt/ adjective [before noun] ► CUT PRICE(Cf. ↑cut price) …   Financial and business terms

  • cut rate — cut rate, adj. a price, fare, or rate below the standard charge. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cut-rate — cut′ rate′ adj. 1) offered at a reduced rate or price; inexpensive 2) offering goods or services at reduced prices • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • cut-rate — index nominal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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