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English definition of “get-rich-quick”


adjective [before noun]     /ˌɡet.rɪtʃ.ˈkwɪk/ disapproving
used to describe a plan or wish to make a lot of money in a short time : He refused to get involved in a friend's unrealistic get-rich-quick scheme . People love the get-rich-quick promise of gambling .
(Definition of get-rich-quick adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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