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quick buck

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fast buck

modifier

: Fast-buck speculators were getting rich on inflated FHA appraisals/ Fast-buck artists, dreamers, and even some well-heeled companies

noun phrase

Money gotten quickly, esp without too fine a concern for ethics or the future: tryin' to hustle me for a fast buck (1940s+)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Foreign firms, which came over to ride the wave of unbridled consumerism and to make a quick buck, will go home.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin

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