American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Fast/quick Buck Idiom

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make a fast/quick buck
What does make a fast/quick buck mean?
make money with little effortThe two men tried to make a fast buck during the construction boom.
make a fast/quick buck
What does make a fast/quick buck mean?
to make money with little effortThe young man is very lazy and he is always trying to make a fast buck.

Some Random Idioms
take (something) at face value
What does "take (something) at face value" mean?
to accept something as the truth and with no hidden meaningI was forced to take what my boss said at face value.
at heart
What does "at heart" mean?
basically, fundamentally The woman is a nice person at heart although many people dislike her.

the hair of the dog that bit one
What does "the hair of the dog that bit one" mean?
a drink of alcohol that one takes when recovering from a hangover The man had the hair of the dog that bit him before he ate breakfast.

go belly up
What does "go belly up" mean?
fail; perform poorly
ditch
What does "ditch" mean?
get rid of; abandon (somebody or something). Oh, just ditch him. No one wants him anyway.
bet on the wrong horse
What does "bet on the wrong horse" mean?
to misread the future, to not choose the winning person or solutionHe is betting on the wrong horse if he supports the other city in their bid for the Olympic games.
flush with (something)
What does "flush with (something)" mean?
to be even with something The two pieces of wood were flush with each other so we glued them together.

mash-up
What does "mash-up" mean?
bring together two different Web sites or services to create a third that leverages the benefits of each
not up to scratch/snuff
What does "not up to scratch/snuff" mean?
to be not adequateMy uncle's golf game is not up to scratch and he always gets a bad score.
cock-sucker
What does "cock-sucker" mean?
worthless, unappealing person (usually said of a man)You are such a cock-sucker that I can't believe it. Leave me the fuck alone!
pissant
What does "pissant" mean?
completely worthless

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