costing a great deal; expensive: fur coats and other big-ticket items.

1940–45 Unabridged
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(prenominal) (of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class

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Example sentences
The pink fad spread from sleepers and crib sheets to big-ticket items such as
  strollers, car seats and riding toys.
Money flowed in, augmenting the haul from big-ticket fund-raisers.
Fair enough-that's a big-ticket item for a small tour.
So for years to come, many more households will be firmly focused on saving,
  splashing out only occasionally on a big-ticket item.
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