big buck


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

Examples of big buck in a Sentence

I hear she's been offered big bucks to take that job
Recent Examples on the Web Bright and bawdy attire raises big bucks for the Costume Institute. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 16 May 2024 This would have no effect on payroll systems that do not pay big bucks. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 Who can put a price tag on that? Big cities, big bucks The mayors in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego — where mayors run the show and city councilling is essentially a full-time gig — make the most, of course. Teri Sforza, Orange County Register, 11 May 2024 But be warned: The Blippi on stage is not played by John, much to the chagrin of parents everywhere who spent big bucks for a Blippi experience. Kristi Pahr, Parents, 7 May 2024 After 10 years with the Seahawks and two years with the Denver Broncos, Wilson is continuing the 2024 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the family’s opulent digs in Bellevue are now slated to pocket them some big bucks—about $31 million, to be exact. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 6 May 2024 Suleyman and his top lieutenants suddenly decamped to Microsoft and Inflection pivoted to focusing on corporate users—i.e. customers who are more likely to pay big bucks. Verne Kopytoff, Fortune, 26 Mar. 2024 Will the Mets keep paying big bucks for old talent long since booted from their roster? Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 27 Mar. 2024 Still, award telecasts also need to attract an audience to ensure the networks airing them will keep paying big bucks for the privilege, and nominating movies more people have seen provides a stronger rooting interest and a potential means of boosting (or at least sustaining) TV ratings. Brian Lowry, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of big buck was in 1941

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“Big buck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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