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Buck

(bŭk),
Gordon, U.S. surgeon, 1807-1877. See: Buck extension, Buck fascia, Buck traction.

buck

Regional drug slang
To shoot someone in the head.
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On that occasion Fast Buck was defeated by the high class juvenile hurdler Fakir D'oudairies who went on to bolt up in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham.
"He is a smart cookie and someone like that would be great because you would know he is not in it for the fast buck. His family still come along to the games here.
The real vested interests involved in this scandal of an NHS Bill are the American health insurance corporations who will be able to swoop in to do very profitable business once Mr Lansley has paved the way for the NHS to become an unstructured, free-for-all of private providers, many new and untried and out to make a fast buck, and demoralised public hospitals.
And it is right that his reputation should be fiercely protected against those who would exploit it cynically to make a fast buck.
ED MILIBAND launched a blistering attack on ruthless business leaders, condemning their fast buck' culture that had crippled the British economy and failed ordinary people.
ED MILIBAND launched a blistering attack on ruthless business leaders yesterday, condemning their fast buck culture that had crippled the British economy and failed ordinary people.
Human beings are very greedy for money and earning a fast buck, rather than having a long-term view of any issue - safeguarding the planet, warding off disasters and avoiding and controlling populations, etc.
British investors generally prefer to engage in dubious "fast buck" City games rather than help real engineers improve the real economy, so engineering is denied the finance it needs.
Caitriona Harvey, who is leading an investigation for Environment Agency Wales, said: "It looks as if the two loads are from one company trying to make a fast buck. Whoever has done this has made a profit and left the local taxpayer to pick up the bill of clearing it."
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.
A key Manchester United director claims the pounds 56.5 million shirt sponsorship deal with American financial giant AIG is conclusive proof the Glazer family are not out to make "a fast buck" out of the Red Devils.
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.