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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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I always liked the Grand Old Man after that, even without fully knowing what his policies and political positions were.
The grand old man of Kenyan cricket, enjoying his fifth World Cup after making his debut in 1996, was made captain for the day in the absence of Jimmy Kamande but from there on his team s innocuous bowling and frail batting ruined his big day.
He is visited in the desert by a young filmmaker whose only work so far is a collage-documentary on Jerry Lewis, but who now hopes to film the grand old man talking about his life, a project he will never start.
PETE TONG Wonderland 2010 The grand old man of dance music may have been moved to a later slot on Radio 1, but he still knows a fine tune when he hears one.
Whatever the reasons for that and why the great English constitutional historian Walter Bagehot described the Grand Old Man of 19th-century politics and four times Prime Minister of Great Britain as "Oxford on the surface and Liverpool underneath", and his opponent Benjamin Disraeli accused him of not possessing a single redeeming defect, the basic incontrovertible fact is that Walter Ewart Gladstone, fourth son of plantation owner John, was born in 62, Rodney Street, 200 years ago this week.
Even Lord Heseltine, the grand old man of the Conservative party, has warned that Mr Cameron's European views are disastrous, while the White House is dismayed at what they might mean for America's relations with the UK and EU.
JB PRIESTLY, the Grand Old Man of English literature, has died at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon after a short illness.
THE grand old man of blues is still able to cook up quite a storm.
Brylcreem, the grand old man of male grooming, is extending its appeal to the younger generation with a sub-range that includes its first shower product.
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.
MUNICH, Germany - He's the grand old man of Mexican soccer -- indeed, of international soccer -- but Claudio Suarez feels like a kid.