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like a million bucks

Very well; exquisitely. "Bucks" here is an American slang term for dollars. (Usually used with the verbs "look," "feel," or, of an object, some variation of "function.") Primarily heard in US, South Africa. After a delicious meal, a hot shower, and a good night's sleep, I feel like a million bucks today! You look like a million bucks! Have you been working out lately? After we replaced the motor, we had Dad's old mustang running like a million bucks.
See also: buck, like, million

look like a million bucks

To look exceptionally attractive or in very robust health. Wow, George looks like a million bucks in that new suit! You see? Fluids and rest were all you needed to beat that cold. You're already looking like a million bucks compared to yesterday!
See also: buck, like, look, million

feel like a million bucks

To feel exceptionally attractive or in very robust health. Wow, I feel like a million bucks in this new suit! I guess fluids and rest were all I needed to beat that cold. I'm already feeling like a million bucks compared to yesterday!
See also: buck, feel, like, million

feel like a million dollars

To feel exceptionally attractive or in very robust health. Wow, I feel like a million dollars in this new suit! I guess fluids and rest were all I needed to beat that cold. I'm already feeling like a million dollars compared to yesterday!
See also: dollar, feel, like, million

not in a million years

Not at any point; under absolutely no circumstances. Not in a million years did I think that I would actually win the lottery! John: "Do you think Samantha will agree to go on a date with Jake?" Tony: "Not in a million years!"
See also: million, not, year

never in a million years

Not at any point; under absolutely no circumstances. Never in a million years did I think that I would actually win the lottery! John: "Do you think Samantha will agree to go on a date with Jake?" Tony: "Never in a million years!"
See also: million, never, year

you look like a million

You look great! A shortening of the more common phrase "you look like a million bucks." Look at you in that fancy cocktail dress! You look like a million!
See also: like, look, million

be one in a million

To be regarded as very rare and excellent or spectacular. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Your new boyfriend is one in a million. I can't believe he spent the weekend with your entire family and actually enjoyed himself. This opportunity is one in a million—you have to take it!
See also: million, one

look like a million dollars

To look exceptionally attractive or in very robust health. Wow, George looks like a million dollars in that new suit! You see? Fluids and rest were all you needed to beat that cold. You're already looking like a million dollars compared to yesterday!
See also: dollar, like, look, million

like a million dollars

Exceptionally good. Wow, George looks like a million dollars in that new suit! I guess fluids and rest were all I needed to beat that cold. I'm already feeling like a million dollars compared to yesterday!
See also: dollar, like, million

thanks a million

Thank you so much. Hey, thanks a million—I really appreciate you staying late to help me with this.
See also: million, thanks

feel like a million (dollars)

Fig. to feel well and healthy, both physically and mentally. A quick swim in the morning makes me feel like a million dollars. What a beautiful day! It makes you feel like a million.
See also: feel, like, million

like a million (dollars)

Fig. very good or well. (Usually with verbs such as feel, look, run, etc.) This old buggy runs like a million dollars. Man, I feel like a million. Your new hairdo looks like a million dollars.
See also: like, million

*million miles away

Fig. lost in thought; [of someone] daydreaming and not paying attention. (Only one's mind is far away. *Typically: be ~; look to be ~; seem ~.) He was a million miles away during the entire lecture. Look at her. She is a million miles away, not paying any attention to what she is doing.
See also: away, mile, million

one in a thousand

 and one in a hundred; one in a million
Fig. nearly unique; one of a very few. He's a great guy. He's one in million. Mary's one in a hundredsuch a hard worker.
See also: one, thousand

Thanks a million.

Inf. Thank you a lot. Bill: Oh, thanks a million. You were very helpful. Bob: Just glad I could help. John: Here's your book. Jane: Thanks a million. Sorry I needed it back in such a rush.
See also: million, thanks

feel like oneself

1. Also, feel oneself. Sense oneself as being in a normal state of health or spirits. For example, I'm finally over the flu and feel like myself again, or He doesn't know what's wrong but he doesn't feel himself. The antonym is not feel oneself, that is, "feel unwell." [Mid-1800s] Also see feel up to.
2. feel like new. Also, feel like a new person. Have a renewed sense of well-being, especially after something has happened, such as recovery from illness or receiving good news. For example, The surgery went very well, and he now feels like new, or I am so relieved at the news, I feel like a new person.
3. feel like a million. Be in the best of health or good spirits. For example, After winning that prize I feel like a million. The million alludes to a million dollars. Also see look like a million dollars; on top of the world.
See also: feel, like

look like a million dollars

Appear attractive or prosperous. For example, The painter did a good job-the house looks like a million dollars. The related feel like a million dollars means "feel healthy," as in Helen came back from her winter vacation feeling like a million dollars. [c. 1920]
See also: dollar, like, look, million

one in a million

Also, one in a thousand or billion . Extraordinary, rare, as in She's the kindest soul-she's one in a million, or This ring is one in a thousand. All these terms are hyperbolic.
See also: million, one

feel a million dollars

or

feel like a million dollars

1. If you feel a million dollars or feel like a million dollars, you feel very attractive and well-dressed. Note: `Doughnuts' is sometimes spelled `donuts' in this expression. Slip into this dress and you're bound to feel a million dollars.
2. If you feel a million dollars or feel like a million dollars, you feel healthy and happy. Note: `Doughnuts' is sometimes spelled `donuts' in this expression. After all my injury problems I now feel a million dollars. It was the most relaxed I've felt in ages. I felt like a million dollars.
See also: dollar, feel, million

look a million dollars

If someone or something looks a million dollars, they look extremely attractive. Note: `Doughnuts' is sometimes spelled `donuts' in this expression. Casual trousers, comfortable shoes, immaculate hair. He looks a million dollars. Tinseltown was positively seedy for many years but now it's been spruced up and looks a million dollars.
See also: dollar, look, million

one in a million

If you say that someone or something is one in a million, you mean that they are very special or the best of their kind. At 25, Bernstein was a star. One in a million. Note: You can replace one with other nouns. He'll be a horse in a million if he wins. Note: You can also use one-in-a-million before a noun. We still want love and the unique experience of a close, lasting partnership with that one-in-a-million man.
See also: million, one

a one in a million chance

or

a chance in a million

If you say that something is a one in a million chance or that there is a chance in a million of it happening, you mean that it is very unlikely to happen, and that you would be either extremely lucky or extremely unlucky if it happened to you. Now we're hoping and praying for another organ donor. It has to be a perfect match and there's all the waiting for that one in a million chance. Macleod said he entered the competition believing he had a one-in-a-million chance of coming first. It is amazing really. He had a chance in a million of surviving
See also: chance, million, one

like a million (dollars)

mod. very good or well. (Usually with feel.) This old buggy runs like a million dollars.
See also: dollar, like, million

like a million

verb
See also: like, million
References in classic literature ?
500,000 the fiftieth year; about a million the seventy-fifth year.
He made, during his lifetime, over five million dollars by his patents.
My opinion is, that all these old podestas, these ancient condottieri, -- for the Cavalcanti have commanded armies and governed provinces, -- my opinion, I say, is, that they have buried their millions in corners, the secret of which they have transmitted only to their eldest sons, who have done the same from generation to generation; and the proof of this is seen in their yellow and dry appearance, like the florins of the republic, which, from being constantly gazed upon, have become reflected in them.
That sounds like a great deal," observed Clara quietly; for, besides caring very little for these millions, she had not a profound respect for her friend's accuracy on such subjects.
monseigneur; whether it be to be spent or put away is of very little consequence to me, since none of these millions are mine.
To us it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other either because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England's policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg wronged.
On the other hand, his holdings were reckoned as worth millions, and there were men so sanguine that they held the man a fool who coppered[6] any bet Daylight laid.
The sharp, authoritative words of Van Horn were a call across the million years.
Had the reader again been in Peking, six weeks later, he would have looked in vain for the eleven million inhabitants.
If modern man's producing power is a thousand times greater than that of the cave-man, why then, in the United States to-day, are there fifteen million people who are not properly sheltered and properly fed?
The millions of spectators which had beset the peninsula of Florida, would they not rush to meet these sublime adventurers?
Hale immediately increased his secret service till a quarter of a million flowed weekly from his coffers.
This new world has already enriched the lives of MILLIONS of Americans who are able to compete and win in it.
a vast sheet of water whose superficial area covers twenty-five millions of square miles, the length of which is nine thousand miles, with a mean breadth of two thousand seven hundred-- an ocean whose parallel winding shores embrace an immense circumference, watered by the largest rivers of the world, the St.
Well, these thirteen millions are wanting to balance the total of the account.