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quick buck

Money made quickly and/or without effort, often through dishonest, unscrupulous, or ethically dubious means. Often used in the phrase "make/earn a quick buck." The people hawking T-shirts commemorating the tragedy are just looking to make a quick buck.
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quick buck

and fast buck
n. a quickly or easily earned profit. I want some kind of scam where I can make a quick buck. I’m always on the lookout to make a fast buck.
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Our special investigation reveals what some people are prepared to do for a quick buck.
There's a quick buck to be made and we're going to make it, in spades
It's a valuable resource and is worth quite a lot to someone hoping to make a quick buck.
The problem for Gordie is that he is a willing prisoner of the rich and powerful who oppose Ian's suggestions because they don't turn a quick buck, and might even require them to pay more taxes from their billions of untaxed income.
The board's lust for a quick buck, to sell the club to the first person who comes along, and then try to blame him, is terrible.
Thanks to the current housing shortage in the country, demand has overtaken supply creating the perfect conditions tomake a quick buck in the Romanianmarket.
It is not a quick investment and he is not trying to make a quick buck.
Police are warning people to guard against rogue traders trying to make a quick buck from bad weather.
Ironically, it appears that the explosion was completely avoidable and caused by men trying to make a quick buck by stealing from the sub-station.
Many operators are more interested in making a quick buck than providing good service.
Cynics say that Hollywood just goes for the quick buck in the summer, that the studios only release instantly disposable movies made for teenagers with the attention spans of gnats.
Sue Concannon, managing director of Halifax Share Dealing, said: 'Our findings indicate that many people see stock market investment as a way to make a quick buck and adopt a short-term view with their investment decisions.
So when the attendant put out his paw looking for a quick buck for handing me a towel I let him have it.
Then, there are the networking hardware companies - router vendors who are jumping into the security game for a quick buck and selling integrated appliances.