big bucks

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big bucks (always plural)

  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?