big-ticket

adjective big-tick·et \ ˈbig-ˈti-kət \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of big-ticket

1 : having a high price
  • the car was a big-ticket item
2 : having great importance or prominence : major
  • The founders had hoped to address three big-ticket issues: the environment, nuclear weapons, and Middle East peace.
  • —David Corn

First Known Use of big-ticket

1933

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BIG-TICKET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of big-ticket for English Language Learners

  • : having a high price



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