big-ticket item

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The term is derived from the idea that the price is high (big) and that larger products have physically larger price tags (big-ticket).

Noun[edit]

big-ticket item (plural big-ticket items)

  1. (US, slang) A luxury item. Although commonly referring to an item of significant physical size (e.g. a computer, sports car or big screen television), the term can be applied to any expensive item.