big one

big one

noun Slang.
a one-thousand-dollar bill or the sum of one thousand dollars.

Origin:
1955–60

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Main Entry:  big one1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a large sum of money and, by extension, anything regarded important and substantial
Main Entry:  big one2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a major natural or unnatural disaster, such as a world war
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