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

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

British, disapproving

  1. :  to be in or get into a situation in which one is getting or trying to get a lot of money

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

    :  this part together with the nasal cavity

    :  the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle :  snout, proboscis

  1. :  to detect by or as if by smell :  scent

    :  to push or move with the nose

    :  to move (as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously

  1. :  a long projecting nose (as of a swine)

    :  an anterior prolongation of the head of various animals (as a weevil) :  rostrum

    :  the human nose especially when large or grotesque

  1. :  a long shallow often V-shaped receptacle for the drinking water or feed of domestic animals

    :  any of various domestic or industrial containers

    :  a conduit, drain, or channel for water

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to criticize severely

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