gravy-train

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
 
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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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