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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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sixty-nine

1. noun, vulgar slang A sexual position in which two partners perform oral sex on one another simultaneously. An allusion to the suggestive appearance of the numeral 69.
2. verb, vulgar slang To perform such a sexual act with another person.

the sixty-four-dollar question

A question that is very important and difficult or complex 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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the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question

A question that is very important and difficult or complex 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.

sixty-four-thousand-dollar question, the

The hardest question of all; the crucial question. This term comes from the name of a popular television quiz show of the 1950s in which $64,000 was the top prize. It in turn may have been an inflation of the earlier sixty-four dollar question, named for the top prize on a CBS radio quiz show Take It or Leave It, which ran throughout the 1940s. This cliché may soon join its forerunner in obsolescence.

$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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Yes, we were so poor and impoverished that men and women were lucky if they reached sixty. But today all this has changed and you see sprightly seventy and eighty year olds and very often ninety year olds too, walking around.
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Critique: Unique, extraordinary, impressive, absorbing, and a story that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf, "Clara at Sixty" by Yvette Nachmias-Baeu is strongly recommended for community library collections.
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The UK company behind trendy fashion label Miss Sixty, which has several concessions in Birmingham, has gone into administration.
Fashion first aid has been given this week by Miss Sixty's makeover team in the city centre.
Sixty years ago Allied soldiers hit the beaches of Normandy.
THE waiting is almost over for Brough Scott, who runs in the London Marathon tomorrow with the aim of raising `Sixty Grand at Sixty'.
The implication of the filibuster is that on most matters (the budget is the exception that seems to have misled so many) sixty Senators must be willing to take up legislation or nominations.
"You can think of the fullerene as a molecular pincushion," agrees Uri Sagman of C Sixty, a small, Toronto company specializing in developing fullerenes for biomedical uses.
Sixty percent had had previous births, and 27% had smoked during pregnancy.
* Scientists working without federal support have dissociated early embryos into separate cells, and from these they produced some sixty lines of cultured cells that now are claimed to grow indefinitely in a dish.