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Grand

In the United States, a slang term for multiples of $1,000. The term "big ones" is also used. For example, "10 grand" and "10 big ones" both mean $10,000.
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I always liked the Grand Old Man after that, even without fully knowing what his policies and political positions were.
Achuthanandan, the grand old man of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), was yesterday dropped from the politburo, the most powerful decision making body of the party.
The grand old man of Kenyan cricket, enjoying his fifth World Cup after making his debut in 1996, was made captain for the day in the absence of Jimmy Kamande but from there on his team s innocuous bowling and frail batting ruined his big day.
It almost seems as if the local binmen get a gong if they do two years loyal service, so Muttley couldn't think of a more deserving name in our sport than the grand old man.
He is visited in the desert by a young filmmaker whose only work so far is a collage-documentary on Jerry Lewis, but who now hopes to film the grand old man talking about his life, a project he will never start.
PETE TONG Wonderland 2010 The grand old man of dance music may have been moved to a later slot on Radio 1, but he still knows a fine tune when he hears one.
HE was regarded as Huddersfield's grand old man of chess.
Whatever the reasons for that and why the great English constitutional historian Walter Bagehot described the Grand Old Man of 19th-century politics and four times Prime Minister of Great Britain as "Oxford on the surface and Liverpool underneath", and his opponent Benjamin Disraeli accused him of not possessing a single redeeming defect, the basic incontrovertible fact is that Walter Ewart Gladstone, fourth son of plantation owner John, was born in 62, Rodney Street, 200 years ago this week.
JB PRIESTLY, the Grand Old Man of English literature, has died at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon after a short illness.
Fair play to South Africa's grand old man for being gracious enough not to send the following message: "How come I got chucked in prison and you never did?
THE grand old man of blues is still able to cook up quite a storm.
I am sure that anything that could be sent on to him about this match would make a grand old man very happy.