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Buck

Slang for one million dollars.
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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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"This may be seen as passing the buck politically in the hope that an improved economic situation makes a decision easier, but could add cost in the long run," he said.
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The North East will get its chance but heed Lord Beecham's warning on devolution; he said the Government is passing the buck, on health and social care for example, without passing the bucks.