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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He also mentioned mining sites in the Visayas and Mindanao as big-ticket items for privatization.
Consumer aversion to spending on big-ticket items (such as cars, holidays and large appliances), appears to have been magnified by upward pressures on household debt, as well as stretched cash available to spend.
In September, someone was impersonating a Chief from a First Nation Band and contacting people in order to sell big-ticket items, like large farm equipment or machinery, on the online classified website, Kipp.
But big-ticket items, including furniture and TVs, continued to suffer in December amid weak consumer confidence.
Pre-shopping research used to be reserved for big-ticket items such as cars and vacations; with smartphones, tablets, and other devices in hand, consumers are researching and doing price comparisons for even the most mundane items on the couch and in the store.
Mr Falque-Pierrotin said laptops, televisions and big-ticket items such as large domestic appliances were not selling, while iPads and tablet computers, headphones and large TVs were performing well.
Costco UK's pre-tax profits fell for the second consecutive year last year as the wholesaler continued to face competition from supermarket deals and customers move away from big-ticket items.
Clothing retailers endured another poor month and demand for big-ticket items was especially weak.
As state residents began buying big-ticket items (such as cars and furniture) out-of-state, most states added a use tax.
But, will tumbling real estate prices produce a negative "wealth effect" and limit consumer buying of big-ticket items this holiday season?
Instead of spending on big-ticket items with little impact, such as plasma screen TVs, we were able to identify important areas of convenience and comfort that required less investment but provided more meaningful improvements for guests.
5 teachers--not to mention the cost of big-ticket items like practice pianos and a baby grand for performances.