Definition of easy money in English:

easy money


mass noun
  • 1Money obtained by dubious means or for little work.

    • ‘‘It's not easy money, it's quick money,’ says Doreen.’
    • ‘However, instant lotteries, wayside roulettes and raffles continue to lure citizens looking for quick and easy money.’
    • ‘It was easy money but now many of them have been caught out and they end up on the streets.’
    • ‘It is obvious that small post offices are becoming targets of criminal gangs, who see such family run facilities as a soft target for easy money.’
    • ‘Believe me, there is no such thing as easy money.’
    • ‘The parents are anxious not to lose this avenue for easy money.’
    • ‘They are enjoying unprecedented wealth, earning easy money from the lucrative gambling trade which now funds their previously impoverished communities.’
    • ‘It may look like easy money, but renting out is not all plain sailing.’
    • ‘This only shows that doctors are generally after easy money.’
    • ‘For poor countries golf resorts can provide a lure to draw easy money from wealthy tourists.’
    • ‘Maybe he thought he'd like some easy money like the tips his friends the airport and hotel staff get?’
    • ‘The study also found universities were offering quickie degrees to school administrators to make easy money.’
    • ‘Today, many medical professionals market sex determination facilities for easy money; others do so to spread family planning, thinking of it as performing a social service.’
    • ‘While some in the cities have washed their hands in the proverbial "running waters" of easy money, there simply isn't enough to go around in the one billion plus country.’
    • ‘‘I guess you could say it's easy money,’ he says.’
    • ‘Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.’
    • ‘The easy money evaporated and many migrants moved on.’
    • ‘It came out to thirteen pages, and at $10 a page it was more than the going rate, and easy money for the boys.’
    • ‘We understand you need the money, but only having eyes on the short-term, easy money is not very strategic.’
    • ‘Indeed, increasingly over the last decade, the big torrents of easy money flow into Republican hands.’
    1. 1.1 Money available at relatively low interest.
      • ‘Political leaders, while bowing to the public's clamor for more credit, grew concerned over the monetary consequences of easy money.’
      • ‘The leverage players love easy money and have little direct concern for future inflation rates.’
      • ‘With easy money allowing home prices to rise, fraud has become a way of life in the mortgage market because every participant makes a commission or a fee if the mortgage closes.’
      • ‘The Fed knows that its previous policy of easy money has sown the seeds of increased inflation.’
      • ‘Nowadays the market is inflated with a flood of cheap and easy money and exceptionally low interest rates in order to convince folks that an economic mend is on the horizon.’
      • ‘You're seeing the inevitably high bankruptcy rates that occur after a period of very easy money.’
      • ‘But it should be clear that easy money can only be the cure for tight money, not for any other causes depressing the economy.’
      • ‘Fourth, easy money from the Federal Reserve has lowered the cost of 1-to 3-year bank loans, which many small businesses depend on.’
      • ‘It is a speculative rally that began from overpriced levels, fed by an abundance of cheap easy money and a lack of places for it to go.’
      • ‘Regarding the easily obtainable mortgages, you have to wonder if the lenders, in the end, will make out better by encouraging easy money knowing that if interest rates rise there will be a multitude of foreclosures.’
      • ‘As we have stated repeatedly, additional easy money is not going to get us out of the mess.’
      • ‘Such is the pervasive belief here, so skewed are market risk perceptions, that even the world's leading bond market vigilantes eagerly lead the charge for easy money.’
      • ‘The Fed too could decide that the period of cheap easy money that has seen Americans enjoy the lowest interest rates since the Kennedy administration should be, at least temporarily, reversed.’
      • ‘Drunk on the cheap credit and easy money of the late 1990's, these past three years have proven tough, yet necessary.’
      • ‘While most countries embarked upon inflation and on a policy of easy money, the literary champions of inflationism were still spurned as ‘monetary cranks.’’
      • ‘Still, the availability of easy money can provide only an incomplete explanation of the great equity price run-up.’
      • ‘That ultra easy money was not capable of transforming so many negative cash flow companies into viable businesses, we are not the least bit surprised.’
      • ‘After all, with Fed funds at 1%, how high can rates go before the next leveraged speculator comes to gather up the easy money?’
      • ‘All that easy money floating around (money supply has increased by more than five times since the early 80s) has to find its way somewhere.’
      • ‘At the first sign of trouble, easy money is applied to remedy any downturn either in the markets or the economy.’