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a chunk of change
A lot of money. I can't wait to file my taxes because I know I'm getting a chunk of change back this year. Wow, nice car! That must have cost a chunk of change! They've included a pretty nice chunk of change as a signing bonus if I decide to take the job.
a nice chunk of change
A large amount of money, especially one that is received rather than paid. I can't wait to file my taxes because I know I'm getting a nice chunk of change back this year. They've included a pretty nice chunk of change as a signing bonus if I decide to take the job. Sure, you can win a nice chunk of change by gambling, but you can just as easily lose all your money too.
slang To vomit, especially violently or in great amount. I felt like I was going to blow chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
To vomit, especially violently or in great quantity. Everyone bought John so many drinks on his 21st birthday that he was throwing chunks before midnight. I felt like I was going to throw chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
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chunk of change
Fig. a lot of money. Tom's new sports car cost a real big chunk of change!
Rur. to throw something. The kids were out chunking rocks into the lake. Somebody chunked a snowball at me!
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a chunk of changeAMERICAN, INFORMAL
A chunk of change is an amount of money, usually a large amount. $2.5 billion would be a fair chunk of change out of the state's health or education budget. Lately they've been making quite a chunk of change.
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blow ˈchunks(American English, slang) vomit (= bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth): Harry is green — looks like he’s going to blow chunks.
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blow chunksand blow chow and blow grits and blow lunch
tv. to vomit. She drank too much and left the room to blow chunks. Oh my God! She’s blowing grits on my sofa!
1. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) The cat chunked all over the carpet.
2. in. to do badly; to blunder. Sorry. I really chunked on that last deal.
3. n. a gun considered as a chunk of iron. (Underworld.) You carrying a chunk?
4. n. a fat or stout person. Billie’s getting to be such a chunk!
tv. to beat someone up. Maurice threatened to chunk me.
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