five-finger\ discount

five-finger\ discount

Q. Where'd you get that? A. It was a five-finger discount.

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  • five finger discount —    If somebody gets a five finger discount, they take something without paying. In other words, they steal.     How could he afford that watch? Who knows perhaps with a five finger discount! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • five-finger discount — n. the acquisition of something by shoplifting. □ Bruno used his five finger discount to get the kind of ring Tracy wanted. □ I got this thingy with my five finger discount …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • five finger discount — np Shoplifting. She and her friend were nabbed taking a five finger discount at the drugstore. 1990s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • five-finger\ discount — Shoplifting. Q. Where d you get that? A. It was a five finger discount …   Dictionary of american slang

  • five finger discount — Noun. The act of shoplifting, or occasionally stealing, and the proceeds. Also five fingered discount. Orig. U.S./1960s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • five-finger discount — noun Theft or pilferage, typically of a small item; shoplifting …   Wiktionary

  • Five finger discount — shoplifting …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • five finger discount — I Australian Slang shoplifting II Canadian Slang the act of shoplifting …   English dialects glossary

  • five-finger discount — n American something stolen, especially a shop lifter s booty. This is the thieves own term, popular, especially in New York, in the 1970s and 1980s …   Contemporary slang

  • five finger discount — • a euphemism for shoplifting or thieving general. Of Australian origin, but can be heard in the UK …   Londonisms dictionary

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