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Big bucks

a large amount of money.
Contemporary Examples

Crash of the Stalker Press Nicole LaPorte November 15, 2009
Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household Michael Daly August 21, 2014
Bart Stupak on Life After Health Care Sandra McElwaine October 1, 2011
Saudi Arabia Cheers the Coup in Egypt Bruce Riedel July 6, 2013
Press Hits Santorum As Wheeler-Dealer Howard Kurtz January 5, 2012

Historical Examples

Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin Francis Harper
Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
Trading Jeff and his Dog James Arthur Kjelgaard

plural noun (informal, mainly US)
large quantities of money
the power and influence of people or organizations that control large quantities of money
A great deal of money, as in A swimming pool—that means you’re spending big bucks. Buck has been slang for “dollar” since the mid-1800s. [ ; second half of 1900s ]


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