gravy train

gravy train
gravy train ˈgravy train noun [singular] informal disapproving
1. a business or activity where people can make money or profit without much effort:

• The question is how, in otherwise very competitive capital markets, this gravy train has survived so long.

2. a government organization where people can get jobs and earn money without working much or at all, for example because they know the right people:

• Mr Cardenas has campaigned strongly against corruption, warning that his government will not be a gravy train for his party's supporters.

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gravy train UK US noun [C, usually singular] INFORMAL
an easy way of making money without doing much work: be on/ride the gravy train »

The public should know which senators are on the corporate gravy train.


Conferences are seen as a gravy train by many organisers who charge exorbitant rates for poor services.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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