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make a fast buck

 and make a quick buck
to make money with little effort or in a short time. Tom is always ready to make a fast buck. I made a quick buck selling used cars.
See also: buck, fast, make

make a fast/quick buck

  (American & Australian informal)
to earn money quickly and often in a way that is not honest
Usage notes: A buck is an informal word for a dollar (= a unit of money in America).
Times are hard - you have to make a fast buck wherever and however you can.
See also: buck, fast, make