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The meaning of "mates rates"

" Mates rates "
A discount price offered to friends.
I can't really afford to get the roof fixed but my pal Jim is a builder, maybe hell give me mates rates.
Where did it originate?:
Australian origin, 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but most common down under.
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