have/get your snout in the trough Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"have/get your snout in the trough" in British English

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have/get your snout in the trough

UK informal to have or get a ​share of a ​supply of ​money or some other ​advantage that ​peopleeagerly and sometimes ​dishonestly take: The ​council had been ​handing out ​grantsindiscriminately, and ​people were ​hurrying to get ​theirsnouts in the trough.
(Definition of have/get your snout in the trough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have/get your snout in the trough”
in Chinese (Simplified) 便宜, 不应得的利益…
in Chinese (Traditional) 便宜, 不應得的利益…
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