have/get one's nose/snout in the trough

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Definition of have/get one's nose/snout in the trough

British, disapproving
: to be in or get into a situation in which one is getting or trying to get a lot of money

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“Have/get one's nose/snout in the trough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fget%20one%27s%20nose%2Fsnout%20in%20the%20trough. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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