piece of change

piece of change

A sum of money, especially a considerable amount, as in That car is worth a piece of change. [Slang; early 1900s]
See also: change, of, piece
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It's a big piece of change and we have to ensure that it is done right," Mr.
The day comes when a label printer lands that big dream job, the one that will cover the expense of a new press and operator and make the company a nice piece of change.
It is a place where rape is so widespread that it frequently takes place in broad daylight, where gang members roam the narrow, stinking tented alleys with weapons, and where newly-orphaned street children fight over the odd piece of change handed out by aid workers stopping to take photographs in front of the ruined palace.
The foundation made a good piece of change out of it and it will be put to good use supporting the University Judaism and the Israel Institute of Technology,'' Bruce Whizin said of the sale.
The ones who are honest will always tell you that money is part of the reason--the economics of Broadway guarantee that even if a show flops, the choreographer takes home a nice piece of change.
Managing range changes, promotions and strategic direction takes this long to filter through to the business," says one, while another requires more time to fulfil bigger ambitions: "Three to four years would give me the chance to set up and deliver a stunning piece of change that would shake up the market and benefit me and the business.
There were a few half-chances, the first when Didier Drogba got his one piece of change out of the superb Carragher early on and dragged wide and the second when the African fed William Gallas on the left midway through the opening half.
That's a nice piece of change considering that the odds were already weighing heavily in Houston's favor since Citgo could get cheap office space and much better transportation here.
As any true wine collector knows, a vintage California red wine is worth a piece of change, such as the famed "Legends of the Fall" 12-bottle case from Bounty Hunter at under $1,400.
Most production drilling and tapping machines can be retrofitted with CNC feed units, saving their owners a good piece of change while bringing the machines up to current productivity, accuracy and quality standards.
I got a nice little piece of change for my work on it But the problem with satire is that it always ends up biting you in the ass.
While none of these environments have the same volumes of Windows NT, collectively they certainly rival it and in the future they may surpass it, so Dell, which charges hundreds to thousands of dollars for three years of commercial- class tech support with lots of handholding and generous hardware warranties and onsite tech support for NT and NetWare customers, could be passing up a big piece of change.
To people who don't get it, and even to some who do, they make the church look like a place where well-trained hired guns (usually priests, it turns out) and a healthy piece of change will pretty much get you what you want.
MUltiply this by 100 or more and you've saved a nice piece of change.
Balanchine was a businessman; he did pieces like PAMTGG ("Pan Am Makes the Going Great") to get a big piece of change.