Definition of big-ticket in English:

big-ticket

Syllabification: big-tick·et

adjective

[attributive] North American informal
  • Constituting a major expense: big-ticket items such as cars, houses, and expensive vacations
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    • Most of the major issues are on big-ticket items such as K - 12 education reform, job training and health funding.
    • Taking precautionary measures can help you keep your car running smoothly and save on big-ticket expenses down the line.
    • Some analysts wonder whether the feds might eventually ration big-ticket expenses.

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