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gravy train, the

noun phrase

A chance, job, business, etc, that gives a very ample return for little or no work; an obvious sinecure; the LIFE OF RILEY: His job's a permanent gravy train/ Thus, railroad workers referred to a short haul that paid well as a ''gravy train'' (fr railroad 1927+)

Related Terms

on the gravy train, ride the gravy train


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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