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big ticket

Very expensive. This phrase typically precedes a noun (often "item"). I can't afford a big ticket item like a car right now, so I'm saving as much money as I can.
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big-ticket

mod. having to do with something expensive. In a survey taken last month, heads of families said they were unwilling to put big-ticket items at the bottom of their shopping lists.
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Critically, the system also assures that salespeople who contribute to a sale at any point in the shopping process are compensated accordingly, removing a key friction point in traditional big-ticket selling channel conflict.
In turn, this feeling of added wealth combined with historically low interest rates stimulated an added willingness on the part of many consumers to not only spend more, but also, to buy more big-ticket items and take on the new debt associated with them.
The orgy of building reached its apogee in the 1990s, with big-ticket theme parks such as Gluck's Kingdom--a re-creation of medieval Germany that met a very Grimm ending in 2002--and Canadian World, which lasted for a mere seven years.
Mayer and the like--some content will clearly be big-ticket "A" content that drags 'em in, while some is doomed to the "B" list.
The holiday season is the big-ticket time of year for choirs in general," says Kenneth T.
The hearings reflect the Pentagon's need to justify and protect its big-ticket programs, something that could impact funding for many less-visible efforts -- not because the Services think these things are not important, but because they get overshadowed by the fight over fighters and other big-ticket wants that are causing the budget bag to strain at the seams.
Jones's company is scheduled to present a mixed-repertory program June 9 at the festival, which draws big-ticket performers and big revenues to the region.
Blueport Commerce is the only e-commerce technology and services company that localizes big-ticket retail online.
Let's not waste our time and be concentrated on the big-ticket items,' the Finance chief said.
Why don't we just bundle those small assets together and sell them as one to a group, and really use our time to spend on the big-ticket items?
As part of the big-ticket reform package to be rolled out before the winter session of Parliament, India is planning to simplify eligibility for foreign defense equipment makers to invest up to 100% in Indian ventures.
one of Taiwan's leading contract manufacturers of notebook computers, has reportedly acquired big-ticket orders from Acer Inc.
If the councils want to spend it now or save up for a big-ticket item, that's their business, not the city's.
Since the Reagan days, a lot of liberals and progressives have decided that they stand no chance in big-ticket races.
It was not only the big-ticket retailers who felt the crunch of the strike.