Definition of big money in English:

big money

(North American big bucks)

phrase

informal
  • Large amounts of money:

    ‘Emily earns big bucks on Wall Street’
    • ‘He says he will release big money for book serialisations and buy-ups.’
    • ‘We've not gone into the transfer market and spent big money but we've got some quality players.’
    • ‘If the price moves in the investor's favour, big money can be made from a relatively small stake, but huge sums can also be lost.’
    • ‘We were never like big, big money, but we made a lot of money and we also spent a lot on things like travelling musicians and dancers.’
    • ‘For some, this was a sign that money, big money, could be made by making a movie of the story.’
    • ‘Doesn't that sort of fly in the face of this argument that big money corrupts the system?’
    • ‘With business and sport now irretrievably entwined, there's big money in medals.’
    • ‘Companies pay big money to make sure that their product gets in front of the right people and makes them want to buy.’
    • ‘He showed us how to use big money, and now big money has become the rule of the day.’
    • ‘How did it become a big money sport, and how have you turned it into such a great business?’
    fortune, considerable sum of money, large sum of money, vast sum of money, millions, billions
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