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Discounts and price reductions



a reduction in the price of something



the amount by which the price of something is reduced

special offer


a low price that a shop offers for a short period of time

cash discount


a reduction in the price of something that is offered if you pay the full amount immediately in cash

on offer

being sold for a lower price for a short time


adjective, adverb, preposition

used for saying that a price has been reduced by a particular amount



a sudden reduction in prices, profits etc

on sale

available for people to buy at a price that is less than the usual price. The British expression is on offer

free fall


an occasion when a price or value suddenly becomes much lower

economies of scale


reductions in the cost of making and selling products that are made possible because a business is very large

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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