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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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But ex-Rangers hero Butcher has turned on his old club accusing Murray of passing the buck.
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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.
He didn't blame individuals, which would have been going too far in passing the buck.
It has now accused the Government of passing the buck from the state to the student.
IN HER heartfelt letter (Mail, October 29), Barbara Dunn says starving babies throughout the world need our help and that looking to blame God is a way of passing the buck.
I suspect many who have read this piece will conclude it is a clear case of passing the buck around the council chamber on what can only be described as an appalling shambolic mess that stinks to high heaven.