big-ticket item


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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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These are big-ticket items unlikely to be paid for by a penny on a pint
Whether you're planning on buying a new car or a home, researching the best way to finance that big-ticket item should be fast, easy and pain-free," said Bob Brisco, CEO, CarsDirect.
He also mentioned mining sites in the Visayas and Mindanao as big-ticket items for privatization.
Higher inflation and sluggish wage growth weighed on spending power, with the amount spent on big-ticket items - such as holidays and cars - falling at the fastest rate since December 2013.
The live auction will feature 17 big-ticket items ranging from getaways in Roatan, a Caribbean Bay Island, to a beer pedal party.
Add up your assets, and don't include cars or other big-ticket items that depreciate.
Greater demand for big-ticket items has also been boosted by a wider availability of consumer credit and greater use of financial cards by the growing middle class.
RUSSIAN consumers have flocked to stores, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the rouble over recent days.
Auto sales are a closely watched indicator of consumer demand, particularly for big-ticket items, and the industry accounts for roughly one-fifth of all US retail spending.
Sales of big-ticket items like art, jewelry and precious metals continued to stand out, posting a 6.
Coma the holidays, the big-ticket items naturally get the most attention and a lion's share of the budget.