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easy money

This page is about the collocation easy money

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

money that's made without working hard

For example

  • There's always easy money to be made if you know the right people.

  • You can make easy money on the stock market, but it's easy to lose money too.

Note:
Often used to imply that the money is made dishonestly, unethically or illegally.

Quick Quiz

If you made some easy money, it

a. wasn't difficult to get

b. wasn't hard to spend

c. wasn't easy to make

Contributor: Matt Errey