Meaning of “have/get your snout in the trough” in the 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 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)

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