gravy train

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An occupation or any lucrative endeavor that generates considerable income whilst requiring little effort and carrying little risk.

Etymology:

  • The word gravy by itself was used prior to any attestable use of gravy train to characterise cushy situations. It is a shortening of the phrase riding the gravy train, rather than train referring to "a transportation vehicle that carries a number of people going the same way" or "to teach people".
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'gravy train':

gravy trainA gorging on luxuries, since someone else foots the bill.
Gravy TrainA job or an activity that brings lot of money without much effort, to enjoy luxurious and comfortable life without working hard
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