or $64 ques·tion
[ siks-tee-fawr-dol-er kwes-chuh n, -fohr- ]
/ ˈsɪks tiˌfɔrˈdɒl ər ˈkwɛs tʃən, -ˌfoʊr- /
the critical or basic question or problem: Whether the measure will get through Congress this session or not is the sixty-four-dollar question.
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Origin of sixty-four-dollar question
from the fact that 64 dollars was the largest prize on a popular radio quiz show in the 1940s
Words nearby sixty-four-dollar question
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