fast/quick buck

noun

: money that is earned or gotten quickly
greedy opportunists looking to make a fast/quick buck

Examples of fast/quick buck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Synthetic content is flooding search engines and social media like a kind of gray goo, all in hopes of making a quick buck. Matteo Wong, The Atlantic, 12 Apr. 2024 Some are more interested in making a quick buck than in giving you a safe product. Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 By disguising her name, Alcott could publish in less prestigious venues for a quick buck without worrying about tarnishing her literary reputation. Max Chapnick, The Conversation, 7 Dec. 2023 Are social media moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg at fault for dialing up the world’s collective temperature just to earn a quick buck? Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2023 Likewise, celebrities jumped at the chance to use their cachet to earn a quick buck, releasing their own lines of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), for example, or their own crypto coins. WIRED, 27 Sep. 2023 The town itself is a classic of the genre, full of scheming locals, buried secrets and nefarious elites trying to make a quick buck. David Faris, theweek, 14 Jan. 2024 Unfortunately, there will always be bad actors looking to make a quick buck at the expense of taxpayers. Chuck Grassley, National Review, 22 Dec. 2023 Probably could have made a quick buck selling these 500 million years ago. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2023

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“Fast/quick buck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fast%2Fquick%20buck. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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