gravy train

noun Slang.
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.

Origin:
1925–30

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gravy train
 
n
slang a job requiring comparatively little work for good pay, benefits, etc

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gravy train definition


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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Slang Dictionary

gravy train definition


  1. n.
    a job that brings in a steady supply of easy money or gravy. : This kind of job is a real gravy train.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
By forcing the gravy train brigade to clean up their act he is doing the world
  an enormous service.
Lets keep the gravy train coming and predict some more doomsday scenarios.
Renewables are still one giant gravy train of subsidies and are also good
  publicity.
And that may be tempting to individual investors who want to get some piece of
  that gravy train.
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