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Buck

Slang for one million dollars.

Buck

1. Among traders, informal for $1 million.

2. More generally, informal for one dollar or one euro. See also: Breaking the buck.

3. In bond trading, 1/10 of one dollar of a bond price. Because bonds often are quoted in terms of 1,000 points (and not in terms of dollars), a buck is equivalent to one point.
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This lot believe in a fast buck and precious little else.
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The culprits are those greedy individuals who wanted to make a fast buck out of someone else's misery.
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It just takes one dealer trying to make a fast buck and our entire industry is contaminated.
People around him want to make a fast buck and it affects him.
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I am also impressed to see leading restaurants getting involved in this campaign instead of just seeing an opportunity to make a fast buck.
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It seems Glazer is now ready to ruthlessly exploit every scent of a fast buck, irrespective of the fall-out.