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Having a high price or cost: big-ticket items such as cars and stereos; a big-ticket government program.
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(of retail goods) belonging to the most expensive and prestigious class
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|Adj.||1.||big-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"
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