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sixty-four dollar question, the

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sixty-four dollar question, the

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The crucial question or issue • The dollar amount has increased over the years: To flee or not to flee, that's the sixty-four dollar question/ ''What will the European Community do?'' ''Well, that's really the sixty-four-thousand dollar question''/ Are baby boomers going to want a smaller car? That's the $64 million question for Ford

[1942+; fr a radio quiz show where the top prize was $64]

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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