banker's dozen

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Etymology:

  • A play on the phrase baker's dozen; it is one less than a dozen as compared to one more. See also bankers' hours.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'banker's dozen':

banker's dozenBy analogy, a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, archetypally borrowing twelve dollars (owing twelve dollars back, a dozen) but actually receiving only eleven.
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