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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 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.
(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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