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make a fast buck

To make money quickly and/or without effort, often through dishonest, unscrupulous, or ethically dubious means. The people hawking T-shirts commemorating the tragedy are just looking to make a fast buck.
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make a fast buck

 and make a quick buck
to make money with little effort or in a short time. Tom is always ready to make a fast buck. I made a quick buck selling used cars.
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make a fast buck

earn money easily and quickly. informal
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make a fast/quick buck

(informal, often disapproving) earn money quickly and easily: He didn’t really care about the business — he just wanted to make a fast buck.
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