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    Default What does 'for less' mean?

    Instead of slinking away disppointed, she looked around and found a better dress-for less.

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    Default Re: What does 'for less' mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Instead of slinking away disppointed, she looked around and found a better dress-for less.
    She found a better dress, one for less the price of the one she had been looking for. :D

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    How do you know? Why not less ugly? :D

    Don't you think someone there omitted tooo many words? It is a lazy sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    How do you know? Why not less ugly? :D

    Don't you think someone there omitted tooo many words? It is a lazy sentence.
    Good point. Context is helpful. :D

    Instead of slinking away disppointed, she looked around and found a better dress-for less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    How do you know? Why not less ugly? :D

    Don't you think someone there omitted tooo many words? It is a lazy sentence.
    Good point. Context is helpful. :D

    Instead of slinking away disppointed, she looked around and found a better dress-for less.
    Is is also used in store names for off price stores - Ross for Less, Dress for Less ....

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    Thanks, Cas and Twostep. :)

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    Hmm, I also didn't get "Instead of slinking away disppointed", only could understand "Instead of slinking away and disppointed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Hmm, I also didn't get "Instead of slinking away disppointed", only could understand "Instead of slinking away and disppointed"
    It's a past participle modifying that the person, who is slinking away, felt disappointed. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Hmm, I also didn't get "Instead of slinking away disppointed", only could understand "Instead of slinking away and disppointed"
    It's a past participle modifying that the person, who is slinking away, felt disappointed. :D
    Good eye!

    Instead of slinking away disppointed (because she couldn't find the dress she wanted), she looked around and found a better dress, one for less (i.e., the price, the hassle/trouble). :D

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