big-ticket big-ticket

Definition(s):

  • (adj) very expensive

Usage(s):

  1. As consumers cut back on big-ticket purchases this year, many fix-it folks are busier than ever.
  2. And now the latest big-ticket item: a Michael Jackson painting by Andy Warhol.
  3. Except for government or big-ticket items, no one should be asking for that number.

News

  1. Google's Billion-Dollar Buy

    Our analysts weigh in on Google's latest big-ticket purchase.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Road work season in full swing around McHenry County

    With a number of big-ticket road projects finished last year, McHenry County is embarking on another year of long-desired improvements.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Northwest Herald

  3. Tickets on sale: Alton Brown Live!, Jill Scott

    Music and other big-ticket metro Detroit shows on sale June 7 and 8.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. "My personal view is that this idea that there's been no spillover from housing into other segments is just faulty," Jackson said. "We all know in an economic cycle that the consumer pulls back first, pulls back on big-ticket items, capital...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Mike Jackson Source: Forbes

  2. "If I was ever in charge of producing another treaty, I would say strongly to everyone at the table: Would you put something into it that's a big-ticket item that you can actually sell to people? Because this was full of technical detail," said...
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Mary Hanafin Source: USA Today

  3. "There is a direct link between housing and the distress it creates for the consumer around big-ticket items," said Michael Jackson, chief executive officer of AutoNation Inc., in an interview July 26 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Michael Jackson Source: Bloomberg

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