- money obtained with a minimum of effort.
- money obtained by deception, fraud, artifice, etc.
Origin of easy money
Examples from the Web for easy money
Together, these easy-money policies helped stop the panic, created the conditions for growth, and reflated the credit markets.Surprise—We Made $23 Billion Off AIG!
December 11, 2012
Havin' got in with the easy-money bunch by a fluke in the first place, he wa'n't a man who could come back.Shorty McCabe on the Job
- money made with little effort, sometimes dishonestly
- commerce money that can be borrowed at a low interest rate
Idioms and Phrases with 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.