Meanwhile, the BBC plays in the background, "a gravy of words that the intimates dipped into when their conversation ran dry."
Even Karl Lagerfeld has jumped onboard the biscuits and gravy train with his latest shoot of Miss Dirty Martini.
The house version of chicken fried steak is, in fact, pork-fried steak, veiled in panko breadcrumbs under a mantle of gravy.
We would try reviving the chicken with gravy or ketchup, but it never worked.
gravy Boat Caity Weaver, Gawker My week on the high seas with Paula Deen.
Pour the gravy over the meat, and put on the other sheet of paste as the lid of the pie.
Serve them up hot, with the gravy in the bottom of the dish.
Then mix in the gravy a small tea-cup full of hot water, and thicken it with a very little browned flour.
Take the gravy that you poured from the meat, and skim off all the fat.
Mix some gravy with an anchovy, a sprig of sweet herbs, an onion, and a little mushroom liquor.
late 14c. (early 14c. in Anglo-French), from Old French grané (with -n- misread for -u- -- the character used for -v- in medial positions in words in medieval manuscripts) "sauce, stew," probably originally "properly grained, seasoned," from Latin granum "grain, seed" (see corn (n.1)). See discussion in OED. Meaning "money easily acquired" first attested 1910; gravy train (1927) was originally railroad slang for a short haul that paid well.
Money or other valuables beyond what one actually earns or needs; a bonus or excess: Once we make back our expenses, everything else is gravy (1910+)