easy money

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easy money

Money obtained readily, with little effort and, often, illegally. For example, Winning the lotterythat's easy money! or I was wary of making easy money with the insider tips I'd been given. [c. 1900] Also see fast buck.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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