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like sixty

Very quickly. We need to drive like sixty in order to get there on time!
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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?"
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the sixty-four-dollar question

A question that is very important and/or difficult to answer. Taken from the title of the 1940s radio program Take It or Leave It, in which the big prize was 64 silver dollars. The sixty-four-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-dollar question, isn't it?"
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sixty-four-dollar question

Fig. the most important question; the question that everyone wants to know the answer to. Who will win? Now, that is the sixty-four-dollar question. Now for the sixty-four-dollar question. What's the stock market going to do this year?
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the sixty-four thousand dollar question

something that is not known and on which a great deal depends.
This expression dates from the 1940s and was originally the sixty-four dollar question , from a question posed for the top prize in a broadcast quiz show.
1996 Independent Will conversion make the society a better business? That is the $64,000 question.

the sixty-four thousand dollar ˈquestion

(also the million dollar ˈquestion) a very important question which is difficult or impossible to answer: The sixty-four thousand dollar question for modern astronomy is ‘Is there life elsewhere in the universe?’This phrase originated in the 1940s as ‘the sixty-four dollar question’. It came from a popular US radio quiz programme at the time on which the top prize was $64.

the sixty-four-dollar question

n. the most important question; the question that everyone wants to know the answer to. When? Now, that is the sixty-four-dollar question.
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sixty-nine

n. an act of mutual oral sex. (Based on the interlocking numerals in 69. Usually objectionable.) The old lady caught them in the bushes doing a sixty-nine.

$64 question

The essential or ultimate question. One of the most popular radio quiz shows during the 1940s was Take It or Leave It in which contestants strived to answer question after question until they reached the top prize of sixty-four silver dollars. The questions increased in difficulty, and at any point contestants could choose to stop and keep the amount of money they had won to that point. The phrase “$64 dollar question” became a catchword to the point that it became the program's name, and people applied the phrase to any very important question or matter. Even more popular was the 1950s television spinoff, The $64,000 Question, with the phrase, now adjusted to inflation, catching on in popular speech, but not to the extent that its antecedent did.
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Yet in the not very gay nineties, a president identified with those years, like it or not, has had to devote considerable energy to wriggle away from the reputation, while his nemeses vilify the sixties as the onset of the decline of civilization.
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If anybody likes Sixties music then the show must be seen, because it's all the hits being performed and the public will know all of them.
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I can just imagine how my old gran would have felt about the music of the sixties, she would have hated it, so I am sure there will be a lot of fun to be had," she said.
Throughout the sixties, one sees in the popular culture a bolder, less reticent representation of sexuality.
One need not oversell the glories of the high-minded gentlemen of yester-year--arguably no one shares more responsibility for the horrors of the Vietnam War than Rockefeller Foundation President and former Secretary of State Dean Rusk--to be struck by the important contributions that these foundations made to public interest, consumer, and environmentalist law in the Sixties and Seventies.
Chapter 1 categorizes the "conventional paradigms of sixties radicalism" which underlie the retrospective accounts of the sixties decade.
SEEDS OF THE SIXTIES, BY ANDREW Jamison and Ron Eyerman, enters this debate from an oblique but promising angle by focusing attention on the New Left's intellectual forebears in post-World War II America.
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In I Hate The Sixties, the digital channel gives "free rein to those who sincerely believe that the Sixties are the root of most of today's social problems".
Given the contested nature of the sixties and the heavy implications of work in this field for the political present, too many of the recent studies in this area seem fraught with a lack of balance.
FORMER Beatle George Harrison launched a pounds 100,000 libel suit yesterday in a row over a book on the Sixties.
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