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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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To suggest they were "making a fast buck on the backs of traditional acquirers of electricity" does indicate that he is not well informed of the installation costs and therefore the long term pay back periods involved with any alternative supply methods.
"They are only interested in making a fast buck on the back of the fishing crisis."
As one fifth of the multi- millionaire band, Mel is no mug when it comes to making a fast buck.