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English definition of “have/get your snout in the trough”

have/get your snout in the trough

informal
to have or get a share of a supply of money or some other advantage that people eagerly and sometimes dishonestly take: The council had been handing out grants indiscriminately, and people were hurrying to get their snouts in the trough.General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of have/get your snout in the trough from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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