Crossword Genius

Take back a sum fellow distributed to earn money quickly (4,1,4,4)


I think it could be either:

make a fast buck

make a fast buck

'earn money quickly' is the definition.

'take back a sum fellow distributed' is the wordplay.
'fellow' becomes 'f' (abbreviation - of a society etc.).
'distributed' is an anagram indicator.
'takebackasumf' is an anagram of 'MAKE A FAST BUCK'.

'to' is the link.

(Other definitions for make a fast buck that I've seen before include "Cash in quickly (in America?)" , "Earn money, probably dubiously, quickly or easily" .)

Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app