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Meaning of "a fast buck" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A FAST BUCK

a fast buck play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FAST BUCK

a cut above
a dime a dozen
a dog´s chance
a dog´s dinner
a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear
a foot in the door
a fortiori
a free hand
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good few
a good one
a hand´s turn

WORDS THAT END LIKE A FAST BUCK

bang for one´s buck
blackbuck
blesbuck
blue buck
buck
bushbuck
crossbuck
gemsbuck
hawbuck
jumbuck
marshbuck
megabuck
Nubuck
pass the buck
prongbuck
reedbuck
roebuck
sawbuck
springbuck
waterbuck

Synonyms and antonyms of a fast buck in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a fast buck» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A FAST BUCK

Find out the translation of a fast buck to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a fast buck from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a fast buck» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

快钱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dinero rápido
570 millions of speakers

English

a fast buck
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक तेजी से पैसा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

باك سريع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быстрый доллар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um dinheirinho rápido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি দ্রুত বিরতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de l´argent rapidement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wang cepat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eine schnelle Geld
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

あぶく銭
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빠른 벅
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing cepet dhuwit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một buck nhanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு விரைவான பக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक जलद बोकड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hızlı kova
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un buck veloce
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szybko złotówki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

швидкий долар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un dolar rapid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα γρήγορο buck
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n vinnige bokke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

snabba pengar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en rask buck
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a fast buck

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A FAST BUCK»

The term «a fast buck» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.005 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a fast buck

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QUOTES WITH «A FAST BUCK»

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Guy Kawasaki
Great companies start because the founders want to change the world... not make a fast buck.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FAST BUCK»

Discover the use of a fast buck in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a fast buck and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fast Buck
By the time we've got Hater we'll have carried every nickel of that half million. This may be a fast buck, but don't kid yourself we're not going to earn it.” Rico, who had no idea what was ahead of him, huddled down in his seat and said nothing.
James Hadley Chase, 2000
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To Be, Or Not-- to Bop
If you were a fast-buck promoter which way would you go? Merit had nothing to do with it; it was exploitation. "Let me show you the kind of relationship Diz and I have. Diz knew I was a pipe smoker. When Diz would go somewhere abroad and  ...
Dizzy Gillespie, 2009
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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
Fast buck A "fast buck" is money that is earned quickly and easily — and sometimes dishonestly. a. The company tried to make a fast buck on the property but they actually lost a lot of money. b. He always jumped at every opportunity to make a ...
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
... besieging all legitimate attempts to explore possible motives or true culprits behind both murders with a barrage of conjecture and regurgitated fantasy designed to make a fast buck[.] — Jake Brown. Ready to Die, p. 16-17, 2004 fast burner ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and ...
... besieging all legitimate attempts to explore possible motives or true culprits behind both murders with a barrage of conjecture and regurgitated fantasy designed to make a fast buck[.] — Jake Brown, Ready to Die, pp. 16–17,2004 fast burner ...
Tom Dalzell, 2008
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American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
Fast A fast buck: money gotten quickly and easily, generally without too much concern for ethics. Watch out for the person or organization that induces you to make a fast buck. A fast talker: one who tends to be glib; to mislead under a smooth ...
Joseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004
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Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook
Here are a few other expressions that refer to making money deceptively: make a fast buck make a quick profit illegally or by cheating others 0 He was always trying to make a fast buck with some deceptive scheme. 0 They thought they could ...
Gail Brenner, 2011
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Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors
FAST BUCK to make a fast buck. To make a quick, and possibly dishonest, dollar. Source: DEER. WNNCD: O.E. The adult male deer, or "buck," is a very fast animal , but this metaphor is based on the deer's antlers, which were once used to ...
Robert Allen Palmatier, 1995
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English idioms for Spanish speakers
Esos ladroncitos pueden verse distintos. pero son cortados del mismo patrdn. to brush — cepillar to brush up on — repasar. They're brushing up on their English. Estdn repasando su ingles. buck — el dolar to make a fast buck — hacer dinero ...
Eugene Savaiano, Lynn W. Winget, 2007
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Gentrification and Resistance: Cultural Criminology, ...
In investors and restaurant owners ́ attempts to make 'a fast buck' out of Sternschanze, even the alternative lifestyle of many residents becomes subjected to economic efficiency – Sternschanze's cultural capital is increasingly transformed to ...
Laura Naegler, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FAST BUCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a fast buck is used in the context of the following news items.
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Best Ways To Sell A Car That Doesn't Run
If you do this, you might not make a fast buck, but you would be left with a tax deduction on the value of your car. This might even earn you ... «News24, Jul 15»
2
Jack Ma's tips for success in business
No wonder, the idea of doing business online was considered absurd. Many who just wanted to make a fast buck soon closed their stores. «Asia Times, Jul 15»
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Guddu Rangeela Hindi movie Review, Rating
... who are also part-time informants aiding robberies to make a fast buck, unfurls as a layered revenge saga with khap politics as the backdrop. «The Hans India, Jul 15»
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Umno rep: Patriot plate scheme like prostitution
"Among those who win the bid could be known economic traitors who have sabotaged the nation to make a fast buck. Are they worthy of ... «Malaysiakini, Jul 15»
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'Patriot' vehicle plate sale cheapening patriotism, says Kit Siang
"Among those who win the bid could be some economic traitors who've sabotaged the nation to make a fast buck! Are they worthy of carrying ... «The Malaysian Insider, Jul 15»
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'Dent Repair' scammers targeting local parking lots
In hindsight, she realizes the men had been scouring the parking lot looking for dented cars and a fast buck. "They said that the boss didn't ... «KOMO News, Jul 15»
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Brands should take note of the US Supreme Court ruling on gay rights
Superficially, brands will do this for the money – to make a fast buck from the pink pound – but the prize could be so much greater. Those that ... «PR Week, Jul 15»
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The business of blogging
Following this model, several fashion bloggers have made a fast buck simply by showcasing designer or branded attires on their social media ... «Pune Mirror, Jul 15»
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Public advised not to be deceived into buying 'magical' bezoar stones
KOTA TINGGI: The public, especially the elderly in Johor are advised not to fall prey to tactics by certain people out to make a fast buck selling ... «The Borneo Post, Jun 15»
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Don't fall for 'magical' stone trick
KOTA TINGGI: The public, especially the elderly in Johor are advised not to fall prey to certain people out to make a fast buck selling stones ... «Free Malaysia Today, Jun 15»
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« EDUCALINGO. A fast buck [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-fast-buck>. Jan 2019 ».
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