get-rich-quick


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get-rich-quick

(used as a modifier before a noun) Of or characterized by generating a large sum of money quickly and (typically) without requiring much effort or energy. Jenny's always coming up with some get-rich-quick scheme to lift us out of this dinky little town. Always be wary of anyone who tries to sell you some get-rich-quick idea—usually the only person getting rich is the salesman.
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And this is exactly what is happening now with the mandate of no less than President Rodrigo Duterte to the police and other law enforcement agencies as well as regulators to shut down operations of all instant investment firms that are alleged to be running fraudulent 'get-rich-quick' schemes.
Get-rich-quick schemes like corruption and gambling are nefarious and corrode the moral fiber, work ethic, intellect and character of people, whether entrepreneurs or professionals.
I call on parents and guardians to check their wards against get-rich-quick attitude and behaviour.
Scammers were quick to "quote" billionaires Majid Al Futtaim, Saif Al Ghurair, Abdullah Al Ghurair and others in a get-rich-quick scheme using these men's alleged secret to becoming rich.
It's too bad Matthew McConaughey already made a movie called "Fool's Gold," since the title would've been perfect for his latest--the wildly off-beat, partly true account of a born loser's improbably lucrative get-rich-quick scheme.
Lose the get-rich-quick mentality and pay more attention to every day living within one's means.
Karl says: "We've never deviated into any get-rich-quick schemes like some.
Around 1959, while young and working at a research and development lab, some colleagues and I formed an investment club and turned $10 into $5 with our young get-rich-quick mindsets and approaches.
THE ANTITHESIS OF the get-rich-quick scheme, Get Rich Slowly (www.getrichslowly.org/blog) features sensible advice for consumers on an incredible number of personal finance topics.
"We have to work on many levels to stop these get-rich-quick schemes, where people are digging for an illusion," Mansur Boreik, head of the Luxor antiquities department, told AFP.
The only other get-rich-quick scheme I'm considering is to have everything I own on England to win Euro 2012 at 9-1.
Yet as a community, we also seem to believe that we are entitled to a lifestyle that is well beyond our income, a tendency that goes back to the earliest days of the United States and particularly to get-rich-quick experiences ranging from the Gold Rush of the 1840s to the real-estate bubble of the early 21st century.
Brits should realise that it is more of a lifestyle than a get-rich-quick destination, embrace it and it is far more satisfying than almost anything the UK has to offer.
Kuala Lumpur, June 4 (ANI): Many Indians in the Malaysian state of Penang have gone bankrupt after investing heavily in get-rich-quick schemes.
Age Concern and North Tyneside Council have started a campaign to encourage residents to come forward if they receive bogus letters or emails, including fake lottery and prize draw wins, bogus psychic predictions and get-rich-quick investments.