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[big-tik-it] /ˈbɪgˈtɪk ɪt/
costing a great deal; expensive:
fur coats and other big-ticket items.
Origin of big-ticket
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for big-ticket
  • 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.
  • Mistakes with big-ticket items, such as cars and houses, are not easy to reverse.
  • The public wants to keep or expand all big-ticket budget items, cut taxes, and balance the budget.
  • When consumers face income uncertainty they typically purchase fewer big-ticket durable goods.
  • But there is room for new enterprises, and these can be found beyond the big-ticket professional franchises.
  • But a big-ticket, fill-the-rafters speech isn't what's missing in this campaign.
  • Pensions are different from the other big-ticket items of welfare-state spending.
British Dictionary definitions for big-ticket


(prenominal) (of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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