sixty-four thousand dollar question

sixty-four thousand dollar question

n
a crucial question or issue
[C20: an elaboration of the earlier sixty-four dollar question, so called from the top prize on the US radio show Take It or Leave It (1941–48)]
sixty-four dollar question, sixty-four thousand dollar question - The sixty-four dollar question on the U.S. radio quiz (1942) became the sixty-four thousand dollar question on television (1955).
See also related terms for television.
Translations

sixty-four thousand dollar question

n (hum)Hunderttausendmarkfrage f (hum)

sixty-four thousand dollar question

[ˌsɪkstɪfɔːˈθaʊsəndˌdɒləˈkwɛstʃən] n that's the sixty-four thousand dollar question (fam) → questa è una domanda da mille punti
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