gravy train


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gravy train

n. Slang
An occupation or other source of income that requires little effort while yielding considerable profit.

gravy train

n
slang a job requiring comparatively little work for good pay, benefits, etc

gra′vy train`


n.
Slang.
a position in which one receives excessive and unjustified money or advantages with little or no effort.

gravy train

An occupation that yields great profits for little or no labor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gravy train - income obtained with a minimum of effort
income - the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
Translations

gravy train

n to ride the gravy train (esp Am) (fam) → aver trovato la cuccagna
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We Are All In It Together We are all in it together And no we don't mean you While we accept our ten per cent You know what you can do Suck it up, have a moan We'll pretend we care Then we will just carry on As if you are not there For we are here for five years This gravy train we're on We will blossom, and prosper So you can just begone It will boost our final salary pension Which we abolished for you Just one more example Of what we can do William Allen, Westcotes, Tile Hill.
Bring councillors' gravy train to halt THE answer to Mark Cummings, of Grangetown ("What do councillors actually do for us", February 24) is "Not a great deal".
He said: "Anyone who thinks that being leader of a county borough council offers some kind of cheap ticket for the gravy train needs to get a reality check.
While some may have genuine reasons to defect, personally, I would not want to vote for a person whose major concern is to keep their fat backsides on the gravy train.
The former City trader with a German wife, a man who has enjoyed a first-class ticket on the Brussels Gravy Train for 15 years, wilts under forensic questioning.
Get off EU gravy train ONCE again the present government tell us that they intend to savage the poor and under privileged by slashing billions from welfare benefits.
It seems so, because this giant gravy train has a new driver.
Previous scandals have taught them nothing and the gravy train continues.
Deeply worried the gravy train might stop before he's got on board more like - as "unelected" EU president.
Or will they, like Sir Bore of Birmingham, milk the gravy train by apparently doing two jobs.
Riding on your gravy train, but the gravy train got broke: Ran out of steam, no loan and hope.
It also seems that Parliament and the House of Lords are filled with ex-lawyers, so no wonder there is no criticism from these bodies - they are all in the same gravy train.