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Buck

Slang for one million dollars.

Buck

1. Among traders, informal for $1 million.

2. More generally, informal for one dollar or one euro. See also: Breaking the buck.

3. In bond trading, 1/10 of one dollar of a bond price. Because bonds often are quoted in terms of 1,000 points (and not in terms of dollars), a buck is equivalent to one point.
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Sir Alan said: "Yet again the minister is passing the buck.
The only thing Villa seem capable of these days is passing the buck and treating their loyal fans with disdain.
I have concerns about the failures in democratic accountability where elected councils are passing the buck and saying it's the responsibility of a private company.
But for shamefully passing the buck, while the suffering of patients like Joan Barrett grows by the day, they all stand accused of failure.
Fianna Fail senator Averil Power accused him of passing the buck and failing to come up with a long-term solution for homeless residents.
It seems that people in charge were passing the buck and that it appeared that cost cutting was part of the equation.
Transferring the responsibility for setting bank rate to a committee might be seen as passing the buck.
It's about time that the Assembly Health Minister took some responsibility for cases such as these instead of passing the buck to local health boards as he is doing.
I'd like to say the only county supervisor passing the buck and who is not willing to look at all the options to save our failing health system is Mike Antonovich.
Passing the buck to Liverpool city council or indeed Liverpool Football Club is pointless.
But ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said: "We sense politicians here passing the buck and saying 'we don't want teams to play in Zimbabwe but this is a decision for the ICC'.