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a million

One million. Aw, man! It'll take us a million years to clean this room! I have about a million things to do, so I don't have time for his petty problems right now.
See also: million

a picture is worth a thousand words

A single picture can express something more clearly, vividly, or succinctly than a large amount of words can. I know I'm doing a bad job of capturing the scene by describing it, so just look at this picture from their website—a picture is worth a thousand words, isn't it? You try to have characters give too much exposition. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words, so use the images in your film to tell its story as much as possible.
See also: picture, thousand, word, worth

a thousand

One thousand. Aw, man! It'll take us a thousand years to clean this room! I have about a thousand things to do, so I don't have time for his petty problems right now.
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if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times

I've reminded you about something many times. Typically said in annoyance or frustration. if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: don't leave your wet towels on the floor! You need to put out the trash on Tuesday mornings—if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.
See also: if, thousand, times, told

the million-dollar question

A question that is very important and/or difficult to answer. Sometimes used ironically. The million-dollar question now is whether he should choose his former opponent as a running mate. A: "Do you want to get Italian or Chinese tonight?" B: "Well, that's the million-dollar question, isn't it?"
See also: question

the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question

A question that is very important and difficult or complex to answer. Taken from the title of the 1950s television game show based on the earlier radio program Take It or Leave It, which popularized the phrase "the sixty-four-dollar question." The sixty-four-thousand-dollar question now is whether he should choose his former opponent as a running mate. A: "Do you want to get Italian or Chinese tonight?" B: "Well, that's the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question, isn't it?"
See also: question

if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times

Fig. an expression that introduces a scolding, usually to a child. Mother: If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, don't leave your clothes in a pile on the floor! Bill: Sorry. "If I've toldyou once, I've told you a thousand times, keep out of my study!" yelled Bob.
See also: if, thousand, times, told

the 64,000 dollar question

If a question is the 64,000 dollar question, it is very important but very difficult to answer. Why should I, young, healthy and female, suddenly lose my hair? The sixty-four thousand dollar question remained unanswered. Note: Other large sums of money are sometimes used instead of 64,000 dollar. They asked the million-dollar question: `So what makes a good marriage?' The billion-dollar question is: how much are those benefits worth? Note: In the United States in the 1940s, there was a radio quiz show called `Take It or Leave It'. Contestants had to answer questions for prizes ranging from two dollars for an easy question to $64 for the hardest. A similar television quiz show in the 1950s increased the prize to $64,000 dollars.
See also: dollar, question
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According to the province wise break-up, OPF has disbursed an amount of Rs 123, 750, 000 among
444 beneficiaries in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Rs 2, 700, 000 among ten beneficiaries of Balochistan and Rs 13, 0, 50, 000 among 48 beneficiaries of federal capital.
An amount of Rs 64, 500, 000 was distributed among 230 approved cases in FATA, Rs 2, 550, 000
among nine beneficiaries of Gilgit-Baltistan, Rs 469, 950, 000 among 1642 beneficiaries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rs 563, 050, 000 among 1917 cases of Punjab and Rs.
NSI data indicates that there more than 68A 000 names in Bulgaria, 30A 000 of which male, and 38A 000 a female.
In addition to Ivan and Yordan, and their derivatives, another very popular name in Bulgaria is Georgi (George) - 175A 000 Bulgarians are called Georgi, followed by Dimitar (131A 000), Nikolay (95A 000), Petar (79A 000), Hristo (65A 000), Alexander, Stefan, Vasil.
According to NSI, the most popular Muslim names in Bulgaria are Mehmed a 16A 000, Ahmed a 14A 000, and Mustafa a 12A 000.
The most popular female name in Bulgaria, in addition to Ivanka and Yordanka, is Maria a 123A 000, followed by Elena (56A 000).