$100 hamburger

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$100 hamburger (plural $100 hamburgers)

  1. (aviation, slang) A general aviation flight that involves flying a short distance, eating a meal, and flying back.
    • 2007 October 26, Matthew Preusch, “Cleared for Lunching: The $100 Hamburger”, in New York Times[1]:
      It’s called hunting the $100 hamburger — “$100” referring to the cost of fuel — sort of the aeronautical equivalent of lazy Sunday drives in which the destination isn’t as important as the pleasure of getting away.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see $,‎ 100,‎ hamburger.
    • 2010, William Poundstone, quoting Brandon O'Dell, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, →ISBN, page 159:
      Daniel Boulud has a restaurant that serves a truffle and Kobe steak hamburger for $100 [] It's to make everything else on the menu look cheap by comparison. Someone sees a $100 hamburger on the menu, and they can look at a $50 steak and see it's a bargain.

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