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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