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gravy train

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.
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