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[big-tik-it] /ˈbɪgˈtɪk ɪt/
costing a great deal; expensive:
fur coats and other big-ticket items.
Origin of big-ticket
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for big ticket
Historical Examples
  • Our house had a big ticket put up on the gate, and several times ladies and gentlemen came to look at it.

    The Boys and I Mrs. Molesworth
  • Look here, old pal, theres only one way Ill take this big ticket, and that is that youll drag down your split of the profits.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
British Dictionary definitions for big ticket


(prenominal) (of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for big ticket

big ticket

adjective phrase

Expensive; high-priced: very low for the promotion of a big-ticket item/ More and more complete-text services are becoming available, especially in high-ticket fields like law

noun phrase

The sale of an expensive item: He wrote up a couple of big tickets yesterday (1970s+ Salespersons)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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