Easy-money



noun
1.
money obtained with a minimum of effort.
2.
money obtained by deception, fraud, artifice, etc.
noun
1.
money made with little effort, sometimes dishonestly
2.
(commerce) money that can be borrowed at a low interest rate

noun phrase

Money easily gotten or earned: easy money for helping in the garden
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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    A policy by which a central monetary authority, such as the Federal Reserve System, seeks to make money plentiful and available at low interest rates. (Compare tight-money policy.) Note: An easy-money policy is often pursued to encourage investment and economic growth. It can lead to inflation, however.

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    modifier Good-looking, pleasant to look at: cheerleaders easy on the eyes (1938+)



  • Easy on the eyes

    Also, easy to look at. Attractive, beautiful, as in That model is definitely easy on the eyes. [ ; c. 1900 ]

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