big buck

noun

Definition of big buck

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

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Zero proved to be the lucky number for a group of North Carolina lottery winners who together pulled in the biggest bucks ever won in a single Carolina Pick 4 drawing. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "These Numbers Helped More Than 2K People Win Lottery Prizes in North Carolina," 24 June 2019 Wallets with the big bucks were returned 72% of the time, compared with 61% of the wallets with less money and 46% of wallets with no cash. Stephanie Demarco, latimes.com, "Experiment with ‘lost’ wallets reveals that people are surprisingly honest," 20 June 2019 Since the players, even at this level, are not paid the big bucks (yet), thoughts of retiring and counting their earnings are not an option. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rugby’s gung-ho spirit brings out the best in players’ post-career plans," 17 June 2019 More often adored for cold weather lures rather than hot weather tours, a summer vacation in the Caribbean is easy on the wallet and a great way to audition an island before spending the big bucks for a winter vacation. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Summer on sale in the Caribbean: Stay at luxurious resorts at a huge discount," 11 June 2019 One, because Johnny Thinwallet wasn’t about to pay big bucks for great seats so two kids could ask for more snacks every other inning. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc column: MLB netting issue isn’t a simple one," 5 June 2019 His accidental endorsements have helped brands gain big bucks. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "BTS Member Jungkook's Net Worth Is Insane," 22 May 2019 Only Ina and her accountant know her net worth for sure, but various sites have estimated that Ina is pulling in big bucks. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Ina Garten's Net Worth Is Seriously Impressive," 18 Apr. 2019 Judy isn't the only woman in her industry making the big bucks, either. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Judge Judy Sheindlin Is the Highest-Paid Host on Television," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of big buck

1941, in the meaning defined above

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