from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Fairly inexpensive: low-ticket merchandise.


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  • Commercial cleaning also can be a very low-ticket business.

    The Franchise Decision

  • Although they may delay getting larger-ticket items like cars and houses, even expensive wine is a relatively low-ticket luxury that many people refuse to give up.

    Investing in Liquid Assets

  • "Perhaps our low-ticket value protects us to some extent," he added, noting that most customers at HMV and Waterstone's stores spend about Ā£10, or about $19, per visit.

    HMV Reports Strong Holiday Sales

  • For in recent years, they have developed low-ticket, high-margin options that alleviate some of the pain associated with flying.

    The Best of Flights, The Worst of Flights

  • To combat sales declines, the seller of bedspreads and lighting has gone back to the low-ticket holiday gifts that it was known for a decade ago.

    Tiptoeing Around Wal-Mart

  • He's a pioneer behind bringing rock to Atlanta, and he had a vision of creating a festival with a diverse lineup where people could go and see a number of artists for a really low-ticket price.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2002

  • The first time I rode on Southwest airlines, for example, I couldn't help but notice the low-ticket prices and the on-time flights. News

  • "In the U.S., there are focuses on low-ticket and faster-growing concepts," despite a slowdown in consumer spending, she said, adding that, on the global front, consumer-sector IPO gains have been driven by rising middle-class appetites among the world's emerging markets. - Top Stories

  • Deutsche Bank pubs analyst Geof Collyer said the sales numbers are "reinforcing the view that consumers are still prepared to spend on low-ticket items and that the internet is being used increasingly by pub and restaurant companies as a marketing tool to help drive sales".

    Evening Standard - Home

  • So Ms Abney and Mr Peterson instead examined "low-ticket" races specifically, elections for the California state legislature between 2000 and 2006, on the theory that voters who know nothing about candidates are more likely to rely on the few things they can glean from a printed ballot-such as sex, via the name.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary


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