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Synonyms for big-ticket

very expensive

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It could be bigger,' Ignacio said, referring to the 'very slow' rollout of some of the government's big-ticket infrastructure projects.
He added that confidence in buying big-ticket items, like a new TV or refrigerator, jumped six points, swinging from a negative of -2 to four points.
It noted that big-ticket PPP projects are 'in full steam, while infrastructure expenditures should renew their run after the approval of the NG budget by mid-April,' citing the MRT 7, Cavite-Laguna Expressway, Nlex-Slex Connector, and LRT Train Extension to Bacoor, Cavite' among the big-ticket projects.
2019 will be even better for everyone as big-ticket projects are set for completion this year," Metro Pacific Tollways Corp.
'Among items listed for exemption were 'big-ticket items' such as airplanes, yachts, ferries for passengers, helicopters, spacecraft and snow-ski equipment,' he said in a statement today.
"The figures reaffirm the momentum and sustainability of Dubai's real estate market, which is following an upward growth trajectory," he said, aided by the development of big-ticket infrastructure projects and the positive investment climate.
"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.
Lim said some of the big-ticket projects in the region have already bee allocated with budgets, the coastal road was allocated P2-billion this year for road-right-of-way acquisitions.
This digital divide between online research and online purchases is wider for big-ticket items, for which Internet research plays an even larger role but the vast majority of sales occur in-store.
There has been a flurry of big-ticket Ferrari sales through private transactions during the last two months.
Taipei, April 25, 2011 (CENS) -- Wistron Corp., Taiwan's leading contract manufacturer of notebook computers, recently landed big-ticket orders for consumer models, realizing double-digit sales growth in the second quarter of this year.
Lawmakers will soon take an ax to the state budget, but business leaders are hoping one big-ticket item will be spared.
STOCKS had their fourth straight day of incremental moves yesterday as commodity prices slid and orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell, injecting more economic uncertainty into the market.
Although we like to think that the music we consume is planet-friendly (don't groups do global warming benefits.) the truth is that CDs and big-ticket tours create carbon emissions and hefty material waste streams.
But, will tumbling real estate prices produce a negative "wealth effect" and limit consumer buying of big-ticket items this holiday season?