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More bang for one’s buck and bigger bang for one’s buck

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  • More bang for one’s buck and bigger bang for one’s buck are phrases that originated in the United States. We will examine the meaning of the phrases more bang for one’s buck and bigger bang for one’s buck, as well as where the phrases came from and some examples of their use in sentences.

    More bang for one’s buck means to get more for your money, to receive a greater value in exchange for what one paid. A bigger bang for one’s buck also means to get more for your money, to receive a greater value in exchange for what one paid. These terms were made popular in the early 1950s when the Secretary of Defense under President Eisenhower, Charles Erwin Wilson, used them to describe a new military policy that relied on the use of nuclear weapons rather than a large standing army to protect the country. In time, more bang for one’s buck came to mean to receive a great value for one’s money, in any situation. Many credit Wilson with coining the phrase, however, it has been found in print at least fifteen years prior to its use by Secretary Wilson. More bang for one’s buck and bigger bang for one‘s buck are idioms, which is a word, group of words or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal meaning.

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    Examples

    Combining cartoon craziness with the spirit and conciseness of punk, these guys take cues from their personal tastes for short songs that deliver more bang for your buck. (The Orange County Weekly)

    If you price Epsom salt and consider its absorbability and then price other types of magnesium and how absorbable they are, you will find it to be considerably less expensive and that you will get more bang for your buck. (The Deming Headlight)

    You can know your own business better, discover new opportunities and deliver a bigger bang for your buck. (The Argus Leader)

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