sixty-four-dollar question

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Definition of sixty-four-dollar question

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

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History and Etymology for sixty-four-dollar question

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sixty-four-dollar%20question. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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