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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Inexperienced people were seduced in the past by media spin and kidded themselves that Bulgaria was an opportunity to get-rich-quick, and in the main they are the ones who have abandoned property here, never to return.
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.
Plus, a cemetery gets a high-rise tomb and other odd tales from around the world 37 THE JUDGE Experts warn that cash-for-gold deals advertised on TV can be more of a risky bet than a get-rich-quick scheme.
A NEW York cop in debt to loan sharks goes in search of a get-rich-quick scheme and decides to persuade his foster brother, who is also a fellow police officer, to help him rob a train carrying the day's takings for the city's subway network.
lt;p>Dubbed "Operation Short Change," the law enforcement sweep announced today includes 15 FTC cases, 44 law enforcement actions by the Department of Justice, and actions by at least 13 states against those looking to bilk consumers through a variety of schemes, such as promising non-existent jobs; promoting overhyped get-rich-quick plans, bogus government grants, and phony debt-reduction services; or putting unauthorized charges on consumers' credit or debit cards.
It is high time that the Government introduced legislation to curb the powers of these disgraceful get-rich-quick companies.
In his latest get-rich-quick scheme, Max and his sidekick Sid have to rescue a few kidnapped babies, and the reward money will roll in.
Offering practical advice instead of the standard get-rich-quick promises, this guide encourages potential online entrepreneurs to focus on a niche product and its target market, and suggests several website development solutions for setting up a professional website without much programming.
HARRY REDKNAPP has condemned the get-rich-quick attitude which he believes has become common among young footballers.
Col Al Omaimi said the suspects resorted to tricks to make their victims believe in a get-rich-quick scheme.
Ned is thus tempted by a get-rich-quick scheme--but high risk brings dangers and causes him to walk away from his former life in this riveting thriller.
Only in barmy Britain could there be a get-rich-quick scheme for failed asylum seekers, meanwhile our elderly freeze while struggling to pay their council tax.
We as a society have become human guinea pigs for the get-rich-quick pharmaceutical research companies which do not even know the long-term outcome of some of their drugs.
He should be up to the task, but a best price of 10-11 is a long way from being get-rich-quick material.
A trend toward get-rich-quick real estate investment and other forms of high-rate consumer debt is driving supply and demand for loans that allow lower monthly payments in exchange for slower or negative buildup of equity.