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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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They make a fast buck but what about ordinary business people, in particular tourism.
Entrepreneurs will be building more and more roads wherever they think a fast buck can be made and, by contrast, will buy some roads simply to close down the competition and force more motorists on to their own bit of tarmac.
We all know they are just guys from Barlanark out to make a fast buck with a wee CD player plus dodgy moustaches and ponchos.
Footballers live in a goldfish bowl these days and the unscrupulous won't hesitate in making a fast buck at their expense.
While Ken and Jackie are watching the sun go down tonight with a glass of Cobra in their hand and not a care in the world, sports betting junkies like us will be frantically ringing our bookies and clicking our mouses trying to earn a fast buck off tonight's football action.
Into the latter category fall Tang (Wang Shuangbao) and partner Song (Li Yixiang), a couple of heartless hustlers looking to make a fast buck in a corrupt society.
Trading standards' Mick King said: "Disreputable traders travel the region looking for victims to make a fast buck.
It just takes one dealer trying to make a fast buck and our entire industry is contaminated.
And when that trust is violated by those who seek to make a fast buck, we will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the nation's securities laws to bear on behalf of our clients.
Invest in this country and stay here, not sell out to make a fast buck.
And we want homes for the deserving, not second homes for speculators hoping to make a fast buck at the expense of taxpayers.
I can't help feeling short-changed by the TV companies who only seem to be intent on making a fast buck.