big bucks


plural nounSlang.
  1. a large amount of money.

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How to use big bucks in a sentence

  • (very big bucks), and the Skipper replied with a still more portentous shake, Meget, meget.

    Three in Norway | James Arthur Lees
  • They turned a corner, and there was nine big bucks, wrapped up in blankets, heads and all!

    Stepsons of Light | Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Nearly all were big bucks, with velvety antlers up to about 20 inches in length.

  • Three big bucks were spending the season on this slope and every night they bedded in the pines.

    Trading Jeff and his Dog | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Fancy you two young fellows deciding that the big bucks up in Detroit don't know how to sell automobiles!

British Dictionary definitions for big bucks

big bucks

pl ninformal, mainly US
  1. large quantities of money

  2. the power and influence of people or organizations that control large quantities of money

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Other 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. [Slang; second half of 1900s]

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