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the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question

A question that is very important and/or difficult 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

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

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

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.
WIB souligne que les A" des 9 000 000 d'actions, correspondant a une augmentation de capital de 45 000 000 DT, sont reservees a l'Islamic Corporation for the Developpement of the Private Sector (ICD), alors que les A" des 3 000 000 d'actions, correspondant a une augmentation de capital de 15 000 000 DT, sont reservees a la Caisse de Depot et Consignation (CDC).
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).
1 332 400 000 000 barriles (2) eran las reservas mundiales probadas (3) de petroleo a finales de 2008.
264 310 000 000 barriles son las reservas probadas de petroleo crudo en Arabia Saudita.
12 352 000 000 son los barriles de reservas probadas de petroleo que existen en Mexico, por lo que ocupa el lugar 14 entre los paises con mayores reservas en el mundo.
22 000 000 000 pesos fue el promedio anual de la inversion en exploracion petrolera en Mexico de 2000 a 2008.
The magnet plate, 6.4 x 1.6 x 2.2 mm, N48 - 30 000 pcs., N52 - 30 000 pcs., N46H - 30 000 pcs., N48H - 30 000 pcs.