What does "sixty-four thousand dollar question" mean?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    It comes from a US TV quizz show of the same name, broadcast in the 1950's.

    Contestants were asked ever more difficult questions, with prize money doubling every time until the "top" $64 000 question

    Nowadays it means "the big question", "the main question", "the one we need to answer most", "the question that goes to the heart of the matter"

  • wink
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Reference to old tv quiz show. Means the really important question that needs to be answered.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    there was a TV quiz show in the 60s and the final question was worth $64,000.00

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    a phrase describing a really big question. i think . tehe

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