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big nickel

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big nickel

noun phrase

A $5,000 bet (1950s+ Gambling)

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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  • It was not my own silver case, but a big nickel one, yet in it there were some of my own brand.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • They do them up in big nickel pieces too,—heavy, and so large that in the dark you always mistake them for something else.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The man with the apron took a big nickel watch from the upper pocket of his vest, looked at it, and shook his head.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln

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