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gravy train

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noun Slang.
  1. a position in which a person or group receives excessive and unjustified money or advantages with little or no effort: The top executives were on the gravy train with their huge bonuses.
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Origin of gravy train

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for gravy train

gravy train

noun
  1. slang a job requiring comparatively little work for good pay, benefits, etc
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gravy train in Culture

gravy train

A job or project that requires little effort but yields considerable profits: “His father worked hard to build the company, but all Percy has to do is sit back and ride the gravy train.”

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