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big ticket

Very expensive. This phrase is usually hyphenated and used before a noun (especially "item"). I'm living paycheck to paycheck as it is, so I can't afford a big-ticket item like a car right now. The pop star was always drawn to frivolous big-ticket purchases, such as sports cars and rare works of art. We've never had much money, so a brand new furniture set is something of a big-ticket item for us.
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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