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buck

1. slang A dollar. Primarily heard in US. Could I borrow a buck to get something from the vending machine? I can't believe this thing costs 30 bucks!
2. slang Money in general. Primarily heard in US. You can't prioritize making a quick buck over the wellbeing of your employees. With so many things to do inside the theme park, you really get a lot of bang for your buck.
3. slang One hundred (of something). Primarily heard in US. A: "I used a weigh a buck and a half in college." B: "Tom, you haven't been 150 pounds since you were in middle school." Cops nailed him for doing a buck twenty-five on the highway.
4. Responsibility or culpability. Used especially in the phrases "pass the buck" and "the buck stops here/with (someone)." Politicians have two skills—making empty promises and passing the buck when they fail to deliver on them. You'll need to talk to Jed if you want things to change. The buck stops with him around here.
5. offensive slang An extremely derogatory term for a male person of color, especially an African American or Native American.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

buck

1. n. a dollar. Gimme a buck for a bottle of wine, will you mister?
2. tv. to resist something. He enjoys bucking the system.
3. n. a buckskin (leather) shoe. (Usually plural.) Look at my new white bucks!
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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The gist of this disagreement was that Texans, with their larger ranches and seemingly endless supply of bucks, thought spike yearlings should be removed from the herd as soon as possible.
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DEC wildlife biologists are encouraged by a trend toward taking older bucks that emerged from the 2017 deer harvest: an estimated 57,494 adult bucks--53.3 percent of the total adult buck harvest--averaged 2.5 years or older, a record in total number and greatest percentage of older bucks in the harvest.
It has come a long way through the years, but still remains a customer favorite," said CJ Buck, CEO and chairman of Buck Knives.
There's no disagreement that Buck, now 53, gunned down two people, including his ex-girlfriend, more than 20 years ago.
Another reason that dairy goat keepers prefer to keep bucks and does separate is the buck smell.
"What Big Buck's has done is absolutely incredible, and I'm so proud," Poulat says with tears in his eyes.
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The researchers, Richard Axel of Columbia University and Linda Buck of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, will share the nearly $1.4 million prize.
"HEY JOE," someone says, kind of low, like Jimi Hendrix, but shy, too--"Hey Joe Buck." Jon Voight, who is Joe Buck, is slouching toward a voice.