costing a great deal; expensive: fur coats and other big-ticket items.
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How to use big-ticket in a sentence
Sales of big-ticket items like cars and homes are up sharply as well.No Matter How Crazy Washington Is, Americans Can’t Stop Shopping | Daniel Gross | March 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the big-ticket items, we are largely at the mercy of the culture.
Not a single legislative compromise has taken shape, especially on the big-ticket issues like the budget and taxes.
The club allowed each member to purchase a big-ticket item that would otherwise have been out of reach.Claremont McKenna Students Try Life on $1 a Day in ‘Living on One’ | Robert Bryce | October 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a growing number of Chinese make their way into the middle class, a car is often their first big-ticket purchase.
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
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
British Dictionary definitions for big-ticket
(prenominal) (of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class
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