no bucks, no Buck Rogers

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no bucks, no Buck Rogers

  1. One must spend money to get what is desired, especially in the exploration of outer space.
    • 2016 Nov. 30, Lee Billings, Trump’s First 100 Days: Space," Scientific American (retrieved 7 Oct 2017):
      Whether NASA under Trump will stay the course . . . an old adage attributed to its first human spaceflights of the 1960s is likely to define its fate: no bucks, no Buck Rogers.

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