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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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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