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big bucks

plural noun, Slang.
1.
a large amount of money.
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  • As for the twenty-five dollars an inch—there were some big bucks in the Mahela!

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Some consisted largely of does and fawns, some of big bucks.

  • Until noon I saw nothing; then several flocks of ibex came in sight, one of them of eleven big bucks.

  • Heavy-bodied, thick-necked, it would outweigh most big bucks by at least fifty pounds.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • However, though they were far and away the biggest, by no means were Damon and Pythias the only big bucks in the Mahela.

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British Dictionary definitions for big bucks

big bucks

plural noun (informal, mainly US)
1.
large quantities of money
2.
the power and influence of people or organizations that control large quantities of money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for big bucks

big bucks

noun phrase

A large amount of money; great sums of money; megabucks: That car would cost you big bucks today (1970+)

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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Idioms and Phrases with big bucks

big bucks

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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