make a quick buck

make a quick buck

To make money quickly and/or without effort, often through dishonest, unscrupulous, or ethically dubious means. The people hawking T-shirts commemorating the tragedy are just looking to make a quick buck.
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make a fast/quick buck

(informal, often disapproving) earn money quickly and easily: He didn’t really care about the business — he just wanted to make a fast buck.
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