fraction of the cost

Pavel Pin

Senior Member
Dr. Ghujarapartidar says to paitient, Muriel Donnelly:

Our hospital trust is funding a pilot scheme...that will enable us to outsource you to another hospital...where they can perform the procedure almost immediately...and at a fraction of the cost.

What is the meaning of "fraction of the cost"?
Does it mean even cheaper?

Source: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    I'm surprised we didn't have something with this in the title, but this is the first discussion on the topic.

    If one thing is "a fraction of the cost" of something else, it is considerably cheaper.
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