big buck


Definition of big buck

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

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For a sweet way to help others, around 50 people tasted cakes and spent big bucks to take them home in Meyerland, raising about $2,700 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "A sweet buy: auction raises funds for Alzheimer’s Association," 9 Sep. 2019 Around 770,000 convictions statewide are eligible for expungement under the legal weed law passed by the legislature this year. Million-dollar question: The presidential race isn’t the only 2020 election bringing in big bucks to the state of Iowa., "Would the USMCA trade deal help farmers?: The Flyover," 28 Aug. 2019 Parking has a big footprint – and brings big bucksParking takes up a lot of land in cities. Constantine Samaras, The Conversation, "Bargain-hunting robocars could spell the end for downtown parking – cities need to plan ahead now," 23 Aug. 2019 That is why Mueller gets paid the big bucks by the taxpayers. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Neal Katyal Has One More Question for Robert Mueller After His Testimony," 25 July 2019 Any radical thinking should include spending big bucks and fix the 101/880 interchange. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "‘Radical’ road improvements get a thumbs down: Roadshow," 14 July 2019 The four-game preseason schedule becomes more of a caricature every year, with star players sitting out and fans chafing at spending big bucks to see meaningless games. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Billion-Dollar Question Hanging Over NFL Labor Talks," 11 July 2019 This bed will definitely cost you some big bucks as it is priced at almost $40,000. Megan Uy, House Beautiful, "There’s A New Smart Bed With A 70-Inch TV Screen Attached To It, Perfect For All Our Bingewatching Needs," 19 Aug. 2019 While the newest and lightest will cost you big bucks, the more affordable items will often do just fine (even if make your pack heavier). James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Camping Checklist (So You're Prepared for Anything)," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of big buck

1941, in the meaning defined above

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