at a premium

EnglishEdit

Prepositional phraseEdit

at a premium

  1. (finance) Above par value.
  2. At a high, or higher than expected, price.
  3. Scarce, in short supply.
    Disk space on that server is at a premium.
    • 2011 January 16, Saj Chowdhury, “Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle”, BBC:
      Both Ameobi and Sunderland forward Darren Bent had gone close in the early exchanges but chances were at a premium thereafter.
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