at (someone's) discretion

idiom
variants: or at the discretion of (someone)
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at (someone's) discretion

:done if, how, when, etc., someone chooses to do it.
  • You can cancel the service at your (own) discretion.
  • Exactly how much to tip a server is at the discretion of the customer.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

discretion play
  1. : individual choice or judgment

  2. : power of free decision or latitude of choice within certain legal bounds

  3. : the quality of having or showing discernment or good judgment : the quality of being discreet : circumspection


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