make a fast buck

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.
See also: buck, fast, make

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.
See also: buck, fast, make