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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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However, as the scrips reached attractive levels, investors believed that the companies which have fallen more than 20 percent has some room and could be bought to make quick bucks.
Please someone offer Dean Hoyle PS1 profit for the club and you can bet your bottom dollar he'll sell, just like he's quick to sell any player for a quick bucks profit.
That's not to say there are quick bucks to be made out of our increasingly slow demise - as Darlington Southern Cross's recent difficulties demonstrate.
I have not seen Britain make any quick bucks and anyone with any sense knows that it was to overthrow a tyrant and fight terrorism.
NEVER under-estimate the depths of bad taste to which purveyors of public funds will sink to make quick bucks.
Breeders were less fixated on quick bucks tied to fast sprint clockings at 2-year-old auction previews.
However, occasional hoopla from Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) never fails to drive down Intel stock and that is where I swoop in for a few quick bucks on the upside.