the car bucked and stalled bucked the trend to outdo everyone else and just wore the same clothes they had in previous years
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The 38-year-old Ohio native drew attacks from the other candidates at Wednesday’s debate centering on his age and political inexperience, as well as foreign policy beliefs that buck traditional GOP orthodoxy about the United States’ role as leader of the free world.—Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 This week brings bike rides, bucking broncos and surfing stars to San Diego, as well as a celebrated Pride event in the South Bay.—The Hub, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 Consumers’ slight trepidation bucks a recent trend of sharp upswings in optimism.—Alicia Wallace, CNN, 25 Aug. 2023 Led by Byrne and Pearson, the outfit is also bucking the more fatigued advertising landscape.—Julian Sancton, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Aug. 2023 These women bucked tradition and popped the question to their boyfriends.—Carly Breit, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2023 In that corner hangs images of cowboys riding bucking horses.—Gina Mayfield, Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2023 And Trump has shown a willingness to buck loyalty pledges before.—Max Greenwood The Miami Herald (tns), Arkansas Online, 17 Aug. 2023 In fact, their waning numbers bucks a longstanding trend in which the number of people with over $50 million in assets quadrupled since the Great Financial Crisis.—Paolo Confino, Fortune, 15 Aug. 2023
Most of these offer basic phone, text, and GPS capabilities at a bigger bang for your buck than the average smartphone.—Sona Charaipotra, Parents, 13 Sep. 2023 Given the quality of material and construction, the Maine shoemaker offers just about the best bang for your buck in the slip-on shoe game.—Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 8 Sep. 2023 Corvettes, of course, have always delivered tremendous performance for the buck.—Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 7 Sep. 2023 Instead, the buck lunged into the South Texas brush, his tail tucked tight.—Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 7 Sep. 2023 Breaking the buck Allaire has shown a clear willingness to move faster than the speed of regulators—a hallmark approach for tech founders, but a dangerous game for the head of a financial institution with over $40 billion in assets under management.—Leo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 6 Sep. 2023 As China’s economy slows, the buck stops with leader Xi Jinping
There are ripple effects on the world stage, too.—Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2023 High-profile folks own their own content and make a substantial buck from it on OnlyFans, unlike many other platforms.—Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 At $25 per pair, these might be the best value (bang for your buck) insoles for plantar fasciitis sufferers on the market.—Mike Richard, Women's Health, 31 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English bucca stag, he-goat; akin to Old High German boc he-goat, Middle Irish bocc