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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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He was often referred to as the Grand Old Man of India and was the first Indian to become a British MP," the Congress said.
I always liked the Grand Old Man after that, even without fully knowing what his policies and political positions were.
Leading Gladstone authority, blind Liverpool historian Steve Binns, said he now intended to translate the "Grand Old Man's" diaries into Braille, but that at 20m words, he didn't expect to finish the mammoth task.
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.
Dear Editor, The news William McGregor is to have a statue erected in his honour is both welcome and long overdue (Cast in bronze, the grand old man of football, Post Sept 8).
1922) deserves to be considered the grand old man of Estonian emigration literature, a worthy counterpart of Jaan Kross, the grand old man of Estonian narrative fiction created in the homeland.
Tarantula (Yep Roc) The grand old man of Syd Barrett-influenced alt-rock (and occasional homoerotic lyricism) recruited an absurd crew of merrymakers for his latest romp, including members of R.E.M., Minus 5, Harvey Danger, and the Presidents of the United States of America.
The grand old man of Purdue University and Indiana agriculture; a biography of William Carroll Latta.
The grand old man of management has been out of work for a year since leaving Newcastle, but he has not lost his appetite.
Enter Richard Serra, the grand old man of American sculpture, although he still looks as if he could throw a mean punch.