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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Jeanne Ives announced her candidacy for governor, putting her on a collision course with Bruce Rauner's gravy train in Springfield.
This was where our friend loaded the gravy train with peanut butter sandwiches, jam sandwiches and raw eggs in the shell.
And off the gravy train like the Kinnocks who did ride the train big time.
NOW that the British electorate have democratically voted to leave the EU, I've watched the self-servers, liars, cheats, scaremongers etc in the political field turn not only on the few upfront politicians we have but also on each other, not to mention the rats jumping ship at the prospect of the gravy train crashing.
No more gravy train on the Euro express, it has left the station so get used to it.
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