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easy money

Money earned through little effort (perhaps illegally). Because Julia is such a good writer, freelance work is easy money for her. Some people seem to think that selling drugs is easy money, but I would go broke before doing something like that.
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easy money

Money obtained readily, with little effort and, often, illegally. For example, Winning the lottery-that's easy money! or I was wary of making easy money with the insider tips I'd been given. [c. 1900] Also see fast buck.
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ˌeasy ˈmoney

money earned for very little work or effort, often by doing something dishonest: There’s a lot of easy money to be made in this business.
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easy money

n. money earned or gained with little or no difficulty. All you guys want easy money. Don’t you want to work for it?
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Long the captain of capitalism's pom-pom squad, Bush now tries to come across as the Frank Serpico of Wall Street, thundering, "No more easy money for corporate criminals, just hard time.
The league went on to claim that many of the offers received by e-mail could be fraudulent and that consumers should watch out for offers of easy money, cheap prices or free services with potential hidden costs.
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