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What Does "Quick Buck" Mean?

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"Quick buck" is an English idiom. It means "money earned with little effort and/or in a short period of time."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "quick buck" used in a sentence:
  • He's always looking for ways to make a quick buck.
  • That scheme seems like a shady way to make a quick buck.
  • Investing in these stocks might not be stable, but you can make a quick buck.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Quick Buck" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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