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big money

noun
1.
large sums of money: there's big money in professional golf
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  • Risky—but big money, and I guess were on easy street for a while.

    The Wasted Generation Owen Johnson
  • "big money doesn't mean anything to me any more," he said, wearily.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • And that big money must be paid, or those people will be after him.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • He's a natural born cowman an' there's big money in it after he gets a start.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • They had tasted power and big money and they would not be lulled by economic explanations.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
Slang definitions & phrases for big money

big money

Related Terms

heavy money

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