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Value for you money.


You can buy small fries, but the supersize MacBarf burger combo gives more bang for the buck.


This phrase originates in Cold War deliberations concerning funding new weapons. For example, the U.S. Air Force habitually claimed that ballistic missiles such as ICBM's could do more damage to an enemy country for a given expenditure than aNavy aircraft carrier could.

Thus, they claimed, missiles give more bang for the buck than ships.

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