sixty-four-dollar question


: a crucial question expressing the basic issue on a problematical subject

Word History


so called from the fact that $64 was the highest award in the CBS radio quiz show "Take It or Leave It" (1941–48)

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“Sixty-four-dollar question.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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