gravy train


Definition of gravy train

: a much exploited source of easy money also : gravy sense 2a

Examples of gravy train in a Sentence

They're trying to get on board the gravy train. the new tax law offers a real gravy train to certain categories of investors
Recent Examples on the Web It’s the boosters and their attorneys on one end of the gravy train and sports agents on the other. Joseph Goodman |, al, 11 May 2022 In the meantime, taxpayers, who financed those debts, were left holding the bag while many high-earning borrowers rode the gravy train. Beth Akers, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 Mitchell’s cooperation spelled the end to a gravy train for himself and Bickers, who was then his boss and a long-time friend. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 23 Feb. 2022 The Reds rode the Nasty Boys and that gravy train to a World Series sweep. Mike Bass, The Enquirer, 28 Jan. 2022 That stimulus effort fueled a stock bonanza in 2020 and 2021, but the Fed gravy train is going away in the first half of this year. Allison Morrow, CNN, 4 Jan. 2022 Each sector has been on the gravy train, which makes the difference between conservative tax cuts and progressive government grants a bit murky and a product of political posturing. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Wall Street has a significant stake in keeping the mutual fund gravy train moving. Andrew Lanoie, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Congressional Democrats frankly do not care whether their gravy train of spending will ever be financed. Daniel J. Pilla, National Review, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gravy train

1914, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Gravy train.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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