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make an honest buck

To earn money in an honest, legal manner. Primarily heard in US. After 10 years working for the mob, Jeremy was ready to finally start making an honest buck.
See also: buck, honest, make
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Before making a reasonable living in movies, like Seven and Seven Years In Tibet, too handsome heart-throb Brad Pitt made an honest buck by delivering fridges to college students for an electrical store in LA.