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Someone known for spending or gambling large amounts of money. The back room at the casino was reserved exclusively for high rollers willing to play for big stakes. Jack was known as a real high roller, impressing everyone with his expensive cars, flashy jewelry, and nice clothes.
A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
*awkward as a cow on a crutchand *awkward as a cow on roller skates
very clumsy or off balance. (*Also: as ~.) When Lulu was overweight, she was awkward as a cow on a crutch. Tom will never be a gymnast. He's as awkward as a cow on roller skates!
Fig. a gambler who bets heavily. They welcomed me at the casino because I had the same name as one of their high rollers.
a high roller(American & Australian)
someone who spends a lot of money in a careless way, especially risking money in games He became known as a high roller, and was invited to the biggest gambling tables in town.
a roller coaster
a situation which changes suddenly and often between being good and being bad
Usage notes: A roller coaster is a type of small railway in an amusement park which travels very quickly climbing up and down hills.The Norwegian stockmarket has been on a roller coaster during the past 18 months. What the book does describe very well is the emotional roller-coaster of puberty.
n. a big gambler who risks much money; anyone who takes risks. (Refers to rolling dice.) Rocko is a high roller and isn’t afraid to lose some money.
pill-pusherand pill-roller and pill-peddler
n. a nickname for a physician. I went to the infirmary, but the pill-pusher wasn’t in. The lousy pill-roller just gave me some aspirin.
n. a police car. There are rollers in the next block, driving slow, looking for someone.