sixty-four-(thousand-)dollar question

sixty-four-(thousand-)dollar question
sixty-four-(thousand-)dollar question noun
(from a US quiz game), the final and most difficult question one has to answer, from the sixty-four-(thousand-)dollar top prize money awarded
Hence, a hard question to answer, the supreme or crucial question
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  • (the) sixty-four-thousand-dollar question — informal, informal an important or difficult question which people do not know the answer to. So will she marry him or not? that s the sixty four thousand dollar question …   New idioms dictionary

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  • sixty-four thousand dollar question, the —  The crucial, most important, most difficult question …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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  • sixty-four-dollar question — noun Etymology: so called from the fact that $64 was the highest award in the CBS radio quiz show “Take Italian or Leave It” (1941 48) : a crucial question expressing the basic issue on a problematical subject * * * /siks tee fawr dol euhr, fohr… …   Useful english dictionary

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