gravy train

noun

: a much exploited source of easy money

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 That’s because nobody wanted to stop the gravy train. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2023 Yet Rush also has to wonder if his gravy train could be reaching the end of the line sooner than expected if Lance gets up to speed quickly enough to start challenging for practice snaps and depth chart positioning. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 27 Aug. 2023 Then someone tips off the customs officers, and the gravy train comes to a screeching halt: Two male accomplices fall overboard and die, and all but one of the women is arrested. Peter Debruge, Variety, 11 Aug. 2023 Nobody wanted to spill the beans and stop the gravy train. Roy Trakin, Variety, 8 June 2023 Humans, Corrigan said, are their gravy train. Billy Baker, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Dec. 2022 At some point the gravy train is going to stop. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Oct. 2022 How long can this gravy train last? Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 14 Dec. 2021 Unfortunately, the gravy train is over. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gravy train was in 1914

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“Gravy train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gravy%20train. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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