Definition of 'big-ticket'
Example sentences containing 'big-ticket'
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Confidence is down in the basement and fewer than a quarter of consumers are in a position to make a big-ticket purchase.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Yet there is evidence that a lot of big-ticket projects are under way after having been rushed through before cuts in public spending.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Some of the banks have been careful to exclude big-ticket items and earning opportunities, such as flights.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Meanwhile, the housing slowdown has chilled demand for big-ticket items and the company is an inevitable casualty.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
These are big-ticket buys we are going to live with for a decade or so, possibly longer than the family car.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Manufacturing industry and exports are being hit hard, as consumers defer big-ticket purchases and demand in the rest of the world is curtailed.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
A The sales are a great opportunity to nab big-ticket designer items that might normally be out of reach.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Official figures show retail sales held up pretty well through to the end of last year, but that spending on big-ticket items was very weak.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Companies may also shed older assets or quit entire regions to focus their spending on big-ticket projects that will bring long-lasting production on to the books.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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