big bucks

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big bucks pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) Lots of money.
    The new managing director must be making big bucks after his promotion.
    • 1999, Dale Brown, The Tin Man‎, page 96:
      But he was unable to get a gun permit and make the big bucks of an armed security guard, so he made minimum wage as a seasonal-hire watchman
    • 2006, Ann Coulter, Godless:
      After all the carping about how little teachers are paid, if someone enters the teaching profession for the big bucks aren't they too stupid to be teaching our kids?

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