get rich scheme


get rich scheme
 Way to make money fast (often risky or fraudulent).
 ► “Despite the potential of INFOMERCIALS, by 1994 this exciting, promising uniquely sales-intensive medium has remained a ghetto for gadgets, get-rich schemes and gaudy promises of fantasies fulfilled.” (Advertising Age, April 11, 1995, p. S8)

American business jargon. 2014.

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