Definition of big bucks in US English:

big bucks


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