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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.
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big-ticket item

Managed care A popular term for an expensive therapeutic or diagnostic procedure
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A balance of 2% of retailers said sales volumes fell in the first two weeks of June - the first decline for a year - as anxious consumers cut back on clothing, groceries and big ticket items, the CBI's monthly retail trends survey found.
SHOPPERS shied away from clothing, footwear and big ticket items in May as the squeeze on consumer spending continued to hit UK retail sales.
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House of Fraser today said a reluctance among householders to spend on big ticket items had left recent sales in negative territory.
Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at Gerrard, said: 'There is no doubt that during the last couple of years there has been a sharp increase in the level of mortgage equity withdrawal, which people are using for extensions, home improvements, big ticket items or to pay off debt elsewhere.
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It is reflective of the improvement in overall consumer confidence, particularly in terms of sales of big ticket items like cars and holidays in January.
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MFI has suffered from consumers' reluctance to splash out on big ticket items such as new kitchens which saw sales slump last year.