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Big money   /bɪg mˈəni/   Listen
Big money

noun
1.
A large sum of money (especially as pay or profit).  Synonyms: big bucks, bundle, megabucks, pile.  "They sank megabucks into their new house"






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"Big money" Quotes from Famous Books



... with one accord paid tribute to the cleverness of the Loch Lomond scene in "Flo Dearmore's turn," and at every remaining performance it was repeated. But William had no part in it. A choir boy from a city church got "the big money" the manager had talked of. And Tommy Watson, who attended every performance during the week for just so long as Flo Dearmore's act lasted, began to eat like a man who had many slim meals ...
— William Adolphus Turnpike • William Banks

... going to tell you something that I haven't said to nobody. I hid that boat, and I threw away big money—I know I did. But I could get all the money I wanted of her—a free graft. Give me another slug ...
— David Lockwin—The People's Idol • John McGovern

... a large consignment of registered mail, madam," he replied. "Big money for the mines, they tell me. You want to keep an eye on that extra bag. Old Maurice ...
— The Shagganappi • E. Pauline Johnson

... worked. Reilly knew where to get some T.N.T.—an explosive many times more powerful than dynamite. They could make bombs out of the steel tubing of bicycles, and Jimmie, knowing the Empire Shops as he did, could find a way to get in and arrange matters. There was big money in it—the fellows who did that job might live on Easy Street the ...
— Jimmie Higgins • Upton Sinclair

... gotta hand it to you. Them guys might have got wise if you had worked in the Tyng-Tyng Company or the Bunsen stuff. There was big money into it, but it might not ...
— Police!!! • Robert W. Chambers

... I give the value to the land by building the roads. Then I sell the land and get that value back, and after that, there's the roads, all carrying folks back and forth and earning big money. Can't lose. And there's all sorts of millions ...
— Burning Daylight • Jack London

... other hand, when asked by their clients to state candidly what class of inventions may be relied upon to bring the most certain returns, generally reply that "big money usually comes from small patents". In other words, an invention embodying some comparatively trivial, but yet really serviceable, improvement on a very widely used type of machine; or a little bit of apparatus which in some small degree facilitates ...
— Twentieth Century Inventions - A Forecast • George Sutherland

... talk about being free sounds like foolishment to me—anyway, where can I go? She just pat me on the shoulder and say I better stay right there with her, and that's what I do for a long time. Then I hears about how the white folks down at Dallas pays big money for house ...
— Slave Narratives, Oklahoma - A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From - Interviews with Former Slaves • Various

... business. But I don't deal in ordinary stocks—I handle only those which are gilt-edged and big money makers," added Job Haskers, ...
— Dave Porter in the Gold Fields - The Search for the Landslide Mine • Edward Stratemeyer

... You've made money for me—big money. I owe you my help. Besides, I don't want any outsider in here. Let me know when you're ready." He nodded ...
— The Great God Success • John Graham (David Graham Phillips)

... I did like Germany pretty well. They were crazy about us in Berlin. I got my first big money and notices and attention there. You can imagine it went to my head. But then I came to England and tried to be as English as I could, so as not to be conspicuous. I never wanted to be conspicuous off ...
— The Cup of Fury - A Novel of Cities and Shipyards • Rupert Hughes

... what they were doing, and after every sort of a scrape I finally put Jack and the twins into institutions where I pay for them. Joe has gone to work at last, but with a disgraceful record behind him. I tell you I ain't so sure that because a woman can make big money that she can be both father and ...
— Twenty Years At Hull House • Jane Addams

... his brother routed him out with strenuous protests. His case be damned—was he going to ruin his career for one case? At all hazards, he must meet people—"people who counted." And the Todds were such, a big money crowd, and a power in the insurance world; if Montague were going to be an insurance lawyer, he could not possibly decline their invitation. Freddie Vandam would be a guest—and Montague smiled at the tidings that Betty Wyman would be there also. He had observed that his brother's ...
— The Metropolis • Upton Sinclair



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