two commas
n. Millions of dollars; being a millionaire.
Other Forms
It would seem that the land that worshipped the get-up-and-go of entrepreneurship and has always admired rather than resented the self-made man is increasingly jealous of what it dubs the 'two comma' ($1,000,000) and 'three comma' ($1,000,000,000) crowd.
—Cristina Odone, “They're rich: so why do Americans hate them so much?,” New Statesman, September 06, 1999
Some Britons will have heard of Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of But who outside the US would recognise C. Everett Koop or Todd Krizelman? They both have their 'two commas' — the latest American shorthand for millionaire status — after floating their infant Internet businesses on Wall Street.
—Adams Jones, “Fortune favours the dreamers with the Big Internet Idea,” The Times (London), July 22, 1999
1983 (earliest)
Uncertain as the free-agent waters still are, history in baseball and football indicates that a player performs at least as well during his option year as he does after signing a long-term contract with two commas.
—Denis Donoghue, “Big Effects and Hard-Workwd Perceptions,” The New York Times, June 12, 1983
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