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a fast (or quick) buck

Definition of a fast or quick buck in English:

North American & Australian/New Zealand informal Easily and quickly earned money: the pursuit of a fast buck is the cause of most losses
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  • Ultimately the show celebrates friendship, and the extraordinary lengths these ordinary men will go to earn a fast buck and restore pride in their lives.
  • Investors saw an opportunity in snapping up new houses and apartments, seeing the opportunity for a quick buck as rents climbed sharply.
  • I don't want to be forced into earning a quick buck.
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