Definition of sixty-four thousand dollar question in English:

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sixty-four thousand dollar question

Pronunciation:

noun

informal
Something that is not known and on which a great deal depends.
Example sentences
  • That has become the perennial sixty-four thousand dollar question.
  • The sixty-four thousand dollar question now is what will be the Bush administration's response?

Origin

1940s: originally sixty-four dollar question, from a question posed for the top prize in a broadcast quiz show.

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