Definition of easy money in English:

easy money


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

    • ‘The easy money evaporated and many migrants moved on.’
    • ‘Indeed, increasingly over the last decade, the big torrents of easy money flow into Republican hands.’
    • ‘Believe me, there is no such thing as easy money.’
    • ‘‘It's not easy money, it's quick money,’ says Doreen.’
    • ‘It may look like easy money, but renting out is not all plain sailing.’
    • ‘The parents are anxious not to lose this avenue for easy money.’
    • ‘Maybe he thought he'd like some easy money like the tips his friends the airport and hotel staff get?’
    • ‘They are enjoying unprecedented wealth, earning easy money from the lucrative gambling trade which now funds their previously impoverished communities.’
    • ‘This only shows that doctors are generally after easy money.’
    • ‘However, instant lotteries, wayside roulettes and raffles continue to lure citizens looking for quick and easy money.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was easy money but now many of them have been caught out and they end up on the streets.’
    • ‘We understand you need the money, but only having eyes on the short-term, easy money is not very strategic.’
    • ‘For poor countries golf resorts can provide a lure to draw easy money from wealthy tourists.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The study also found universities were offering quickie degrees to school administrators to make easy money.’
    • ‘It came out to thirteen pages, and at $10 a page it was more than the going rate, and easy money for the boys.’
    1. 1.1Money available at relatively low interest.