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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Parents shell out big bucks so their kid can play in front of college coaches. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Disabato: As travel schedules continue to expand, high school baseball teams feeling the summer squeeze," 13 July 2018 The former was Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who shelled out big bucks for the online pharmacy PillPack. David Lazarus,, "Bezos bets $1 billion on the future of healthcare as Trump tells the same old lies," 3 July 2018 Several travel experts now agree that planning ahead can save you big, big bucks, and that’s especially true with flights. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "How I saved $500 on my vacation ... and how you can, too," 12 July 2018 Her roles in Minions, Gravity, Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, and The Blind Side brought in big bucks (along with an Oscar win). Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Sandra Bullock's Net Worth?," 31 May 2018 The horse’s big buck teeth were still faintly white, despite being buried beneath volcanic ash for nearly 2,000 years. Meagan Flynn,, "An ancient horse was found in Pompeii’s ashes, as well as a street of grand houses," 18 May 2018 Every Super Bowl, companies pay the big bucks just to win some screen time during the big game. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Are these the best Super Bowl ads of all time?," 10 July 2018 SpaceX is also scooping up big bucks from the state of Florida—$14.5 million from Space Florida, the agency that manages the state’s aerospace economic development. Amy Thompson, WIRED, "The Air Force Is Already Betting on SpaceX's Brand-New Falcon Heavy," 5 July 2018 Charter school advocates are once again spending big bucks on the Sacramento County Office of Education election. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Charter school advocates spend big in county Board of Education race," 2 June 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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