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easy money

money obtained with a minimum of effort.
money obtained by deception, fraud, artifice, etc.
Origin of easy money
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for easy money

easy money

money made with little effort, sometimes dishonestly
(commerce) money that can be borrowed at a low interest rate
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easy money

noun phrase

Money easily gotten or earned: easy money for helping in the garden

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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Idioms and Phrases with easy money

easy money

Money obtained readily, with little effort and, often, illegally. For example, Winning the lottery—that'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
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