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adj. Informal
Having a high price or cost: big-ticket items such as cars and stereos; a big-ticket government program.


(of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class


costly; expensive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.big-ticket - very expensivebig-ticket - very expensive; "big-ticket items like cars and furs"; "a big-ticket government program"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
expensive - high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"


[ˈbɪgˌtɪkɪt] ADJ (US) big-ticket itemcompra f importante
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