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Banker's dozen

A Banker's dozen is a play on the name Baker's dozen; it is one less than a dozen as compared to one more. It alludes to a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, e.g. borrowing (owing) ten dollars but actually receiving only nine. You might relate it to the baker's dozen because it has a similar but opposite principle. Instead of adding one number, it subtracts one.

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