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quick buck

Money made quickly and/or without effort, often through dishonest, unscrupulous, or ethically dubious means. Often used in the phrase "make/earn a quick buck." The people hawking T-shirts commemorating the tragedy are just looking to make a quick buck.
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quick buck

and fast buck
n. a quickly or easily earned profit. I want some kind of scam where I can make a quick buck. I’m always on the lookout to make a fast buck.
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Bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes abound and the young chap, who has an eye for a quick buck, takes full advantage with hilarious results.
Some of the leading roles have been cast, but they need people for the parts of Rooster, Miss Hannigan's no good brother out for the quick buck, and Lily St Regis, Rooster's girlfriend who is smarter than she appears.
It would be a tragedy if the Government simply sought to make a quick buck at the expense of long term stability and a better deal for taxpayers."
If that was me, I would be trying to keep it quiet, not raking in the quick buck while embarassing my nearest and dearest.
Keen to make a quick buck on the Stock Exchange, Sara and Aaron have no qualms about investing their million-pound fortune.
Ripped off by a so-called movie star - out to make a quick buck.
Who on earth is in charge of these decisions in this town, clearly they are not thinking about the general welfare of all concerned just yet another way of making a quick buck out of its population.
The small shareholders - those who have shown loyalty and not been in it to make a quick buck.
They're all after making a quick buck with exploiting the global appeal of the English Premiership being the most natural step.
Britney told a pal: "She is trying to make a quick buck.
I think the council and Assembly should start putting the needs of those needing houses first and shame on these developers wanting to make a quick buck.
Many operators are more interested in making a quick buck than providing good service.
What they are after is a quick buck and they will stop at nothing to get it.
A youngster called Willie Traynor takes over a small Mississippi town newspaper with the intention of making a quick buck, but finds himself swept along by a lurid court case which sends his sales rocketing.
That they are grasping, haggling, bargain hunters out to make a quick buck. This, of course, is how they became rich in the first place.