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Ball

A slang term in Hong Kong for $1 million. The term is most common in Hong Kong securities exchanges and other trading platforms. See also: Hong Kong dollar.
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We fear Mr Clarke does not know what will hit him when this bad weather is over - he will be met with such opposition from the public and we will start the ball rolling.
The pounds 14billion mortgage package will hopefully encourage more companies to start the ball rolling and get us out of this horrific financial mess.
With Baron Windrush knocking out all remaining win-fund tickets when he landed the Midlands National seven days ago, there is also a pounds 71,358 rollover to start the ball rolling today.
After the disappointing first period, it took just a few minutes for County to start the ball rolling after half-time when Craig Hughes supplied a slide-rule pass which Tyrone Toppar finished in style.
He has asked me if I could start the ball rolling, by approaching the Echo, to see if there is anyone out there who remembers him.
Matches at Hull on Sunday, May 22, and at Salford on Sunday, June 12 will start the ball rolling, with a new strip sponsored by Farouk Hashmi, managing director of GX Soccer, kit-makers of Horsforth, Leeds, who is pictured, right, with Alan Meredith.
The harbour and Superior Aggregrates will be the catalyst to start the ball rolling," says Loubier.