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big-ticket item

A popular term for a relatively costly product or service.

BTIs (e.g., coronary artery bypass surgery) have a direct impact on healthcare costs since they are performed with much less frequency than “little-ticket” items.

big-ticket item

Managed care A popular term for an expensive therapeutic or diagnostic procedure
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The firm said it was prepared for a period of tighter Government spending, but that efforts to rebalance and restructure the economy was good news, for the bosses believe that deferring indefinitely big ticket items -as happened in the Thatcher years -would condemn Britain to years of economic misery, whereas moving to a more sustainable, low carbon infrastructure programme would keep the industry solvent.
They will be big ticket items at the General Election, with the added concerns raised by the current financial crisis.
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The ones that are hurting are the big ticket items, so we've benefited all around from the new focus.
It blames the war and warmer weather for putting customers off buying big ticket items like new winter coats.
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