Mates\ Rates

Mates\ Rates
A (usually substantial) discount given to a friend or family member in a retail situation.
Used widely in Australia.

Frank, the football coach, got wasted on half-price beer.

Seems that his old friend Barry (the barman) was charging him mates rates.


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