big-ticket ig-ticket adj. prenom. same as {expensive}, but in an absolute sense; -- referring to items of a type which are all expensive, such as automobiles, refrigerators, or large-screen television sets. The roaring stock market led to an increase in the purchase of big-ticket items during the 1996 Christmas season. {cheap}

Syn: costly, dear, high-priced, pricey, pricy. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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