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gravy trainnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   informal
a way of making ​moneyquickly, ​easily, and often ​dishonestly
(Definition of gravy train from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gravy trainnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   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 ​corporategravytrain. Conferences are seen as a ​gravytrain by many ​organisers who ​chargeexorbitantrates for ​poorservices.
(Definition of gravy train from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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