plural bank-breakers
: something that is extremely or excessively expensive
At less than $700,000, the Flynn-Johnston compromise is not a bank-breaker.Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, 4 Dec. 2009
see also break the bank at bank entry 4

Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bank-breaker was in 1984

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“Bank-breaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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