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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Doesn't that sort of fly in the face of this argument that big money corrupts the system?’
    • ‘Companies pay big money to make sure that their product gets in front of the right people and makes them want to buy.’
    • ‘How did it become a big money sport, and how have you turned it into such a great business?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For some, this was a sign that money, big money, could be made by making a movie of the story.’
    • ‘With business and sport now irretrievably entwined, there's big money in medals.’
    • ‘We've not gone into the transfer market and spent big money but we've got some quality players.’
    • ‘He says he will release big money for book serialisations and buy-ups.’
    • ‘He showed us how to use big money, and now big money has become the rule of the day.’
    fortune, considerable sum of money, large sum of money, vast sum of money, millions, billions
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