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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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As Senator, Bill Bradley passed the buck for bigger government in Washington to state and local taxpayers by opposing common-sense reform of unfunded mandates," Nicholson continued.
But after McMaster's death West Renfrewshire MP Graham denied he was responsible and passed the buck to Mack.
They have, like Pilate, washed their hands and passed the buck to "the states," despite the fact that our national welfare system was devised because all too many states were doing an abysmal job of addressing the desperate poverty in which some of their citizens lived.