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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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So come on Highways, who are you going to pass the buck to?
Everyone has off days, but you have to work that much harder -not pass the buck.
Then it's pass the buck and, of course, 'let's have an inquiry'.
Theresa Brzoza, who founded Parents Against Incinerators (PAIN) which failed to halt a PFI-style waste disposal project at Crymlyn Burrows, near Swansea, said: ``They (WAG) always say it's a local issue and pass the buck straight back to the councils.
Referee Uriah Rennie, who took no action during the game between Leicester and Liverpool, will pass the buck back to Lancaster Gate after claiming he was at the wrong angle to see the clash.
At worst it suggests a cynical attempt to secretly pass the buck.
He likes to pass the buck, forwarding issues from his Witney constituents to a Government Minister for reply.
Or is it another case of "pass the Buck" if all doesn't go to plan.