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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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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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Norman Court Stud's Tania Trant said: "Because we have received so much interest in Sixties Icon, we thought it only fair to let breeders know as soon as possible what he would be standing for in 2013.
RETRO STAPLES Trousers and maxi lengths don't really figure in the Sixties wardrobe so prepare to bare your pins.
The Overtures are recognised as one of the finest exponents of Sixties music and among their many credits and successes they are proud to have been asked personally by Sir Elton John to be the main act at his civil ceremony wedding.
A selection was modelled by library assistants Lydia Nelson, Delphine Sainte-Croix and Rob Hunter who, all in their 20s, experienced a taste of what the Sixties must have been like.
I am not saying that the Sixties were not great years to grow up as a teenager - my memories of seeing Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds and Pink Floyd are treasured moments from my life.
19) This view of the Quiet Revolution as a "dramatic break" with a "parochial past" is also repeated in the book's introduction, where the Sixties in Quebec are portrayed as "a bridge from the time of Maurice Duplessis and the Grande noirceur to a vibrant, progressive, and modern Quebec.
Noseda said: "I was very happy with Sixties Icon's performance on ground that would have been a little quicker than he would really like.
The last decade has seen a revival of Sixties and Seventies fashion.
Malcolm Stent's follow-up to the hugely popular Go and Play Up Your Own End brings us back to the streets of Birmingham for a heart-warming look at growing up in the city in the sixties.
The chapter on transracial adoptions is an anecdotal and personal account from a scholar and white parent of an adopted African American child who acknowledges that the activities of the sixties made transracial adoptions appealing.
For one thing, there were an awful lot of Boomers who spent the sixties surfing, listening to the Beach Boys, and limiting their participation in the events of the era to growing sideburns.
One came from a building up of demands during the early sixties for a more vigorous pluralism and a liberalizing of the public sphere, which registered the concerted impatience of the so-called "1945ers," those cohorts of intellectuals who came of age during the foundation years of the Federal Republic and were now demanding their voice.
Utopia Limited: The Sixties and the Emergence of the Postmodern.
This mythologizing of the Sixties is not good history.
After a spate of nostalgic programmes that looked back with rose-tinted goggles to everything from Choppers to Space Dust, BBC4 is to launch a new series that will pour vitriol on that most sacred of times, the Swinging Sixties.