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Thursday, August 27, 2015

To Make Big Bucks

Idiom: "to make big bucks"

Example 1:

Joe: Whatever happened to Tony, that guy who we went to high school with?

Sam: You didn't hear? He developed some app for smart phones and he's making big bucks now!

Joe: Yeah, I can see that. He was really smart and creative.  Good for him!

Example 2:

Sally: I heard that Stacy wants to become a elementary school teacher.

Grace: Your kidding? Teachers don't make a lot of money!

Sally: Well, she knows that no one becomes a teacher to make big bucks. She just has a really special heart for children and she wants to make a difference in their lives.

Grace: Oh really? Well, then I hope everything works out for her.

Meaning: "to make big bucks" is an idiom that means to make a lot of money or to earn a really large salary compared to others.

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