big buck


Definition of big buck

: a large sum of money usually used in pluralsigned a contract for big bucks

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Recent Examples on the Web Five months later, when the big buck pulled his disappearing act, my mind raced to that bur oak. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "How to Hunt Whitetail Deer on a Staging Area," 21 Sep. 2020 But calling can, and does, work from time to time and if a big buck is just out of range there’s no reason not to give it a shot. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, "The 7 Biggest Myths of Hunting Early-Season Deer," 3 Aug. 2020 Today, any business can be small but look big, act big, and make big bucks. Steve Strauss, USA TODAY, "Now is the best time ever to start a business, thanks to new technology," 25 Oct. 2019 DiCaprio joins a growing list of other celebrities that have rallied to donate big bucks. Washington Post, "DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance gives $3M to Australia fire relief," 10 Jan. 2020 The Bevin campaign is holding a private fundraiser on Wednesday with the president as the headliner, which is sure to rake in big bucks. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "President Donald Trump is visiting Louisville. Here's what you need to know," 20 Aug. 2019 As top executives learned during the 2008 financial crisis, continuing to earn big bucks while workers take salary cuts or furloughs is a sure way to draw harsh scrutiny. New York Times, "Jack Dorsey Ups the Ante on Coronavirus Donations," 8 Apr. 2020 And their clients aren't yucking it up either, especially women and men accustomed to spending big bucks for professional hair-color services every month. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus has some hairstylists making house calls: Your hair care questions answered," 20 Mar. 2020 Some of the region's biggest companies and organizations have spent big bucks to support Issue 7, the 0.8% sales tax to improve bus service and infrastructure. Scott Wartman,, "Cincinnati's big companies, unions and United Way open their wallets to support Issue 7 transit tax," 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of big buck

1941, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2020

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“Big buck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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