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Experience excessive ease, success, or profit, especially undeservedly. For example, Now that his brother is paying all his bills, Jim is riding the gravy train. The word gravy has long meant “easy profits,” and the term is believed to come from 19th-century railroad slang, although the earliest recorded use dates from the early 1900s. W.C. Handy used it in one of his famous blues songs written in 1914, in which he bemoans falling off the gravy train. Also see easy street.
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I told them it was back where I parked my car, so they offered me a ride.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
From there we took the train to Nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It was only the engine drawing the train of cars up to the station to take the passengers away.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Possibly, he would not shy at such monstrosities after twenty miles of a lathering ride.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He went careering forward to his point, overturning and wounding; but as he speeded on, he left a train of enemies behind.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The fire along the three miles front is like the rumble of an express train running over fog signals.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton