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high roller

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.
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high roller

Fig. a gambler who bets heavily. They welcomed me at the casino because I had the same name as one of their high rollers.
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high roller

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.
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And Hills said that a high-rolling Swiss punter, who 24 hours earlier had pocketed pounds 261,000 when Brazil beat Croatia, let it ride on the Germans.
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The high-rolling Rangers got sniper Alexei Kovalev last month and could have moved within two points of the final playoff spot in the East with a victory Monday over Florida.
Inadequate long-haul aviation service continues to bedevil the city, as does the absence of high-rolling Asian gamblers and the addition of massive new room supply, which totals more than 18,800 rooms post-Bellagio.
BRITISH backpacker Sam Nolan was hijacked into a high-rolling blackjack card game with a ruthless gang of mobsters.
Logline: ``Miami Vice West'' (complete with Phil Collins tune): Stylin', hunky undercover cops Van Ray (Peter Facinelli) and Deaqon Hayes (Bill Bellamy) meet cute in a fight, then live large as high-rolling bad guys busting other high-rolling bad guys.
On the expense side of the ledger, the clubs generally held steady or had modest year-to-year increases in payroll, advertising, complimentary services to high-rolling gamblers, taxes, utility bills and other categories.
There are good reasons to believe that neither the high-rolling professional horseplayers in the turf club nor the $2 bettors in the grandstand will relish the new ``Pick 6 One'' wager approved last week by the California Horse Racing Board.
ANOTHER high-rolling poker game was developing with Britain's biggest holiday firm the prize.
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The high-rolling days of the 1970s and 1980s are now nothing more than a happy memory.
Try supporting an honest black man who IS innocent, instead of a dishonest, high-rolling, raceless sociopath who is guilty and lying through his teeth.
High-rolling business-men who spent pounds 13,000 on a meal returned for an pounds 8,000 second helping.