be money for old rope

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be money for old rope

To be a very quick and easy way to earn money. Primarily heard in UK. A: "I'm getting paid to stay in my neighbour's mansion while they're on holiday." B: "Wow, that'll be money for old rope!" I love working on bicycles, so this job will be money for old rope.
See also: money, old, rope

be money for old rope

  (British informal) also be money for jam (British informal)
if a job is money for old rope, it is an easy way of earning money Babysitting is money for old rope if the children go to sleep early. Most people think being a professional footballer is money for jam.
See also: money, old, rope