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

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

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

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

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

  3. : the sense of smell : olfaction

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

  2. : to push or move with the nose

  3. : to move (something, such as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously

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

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

  3. : the human nose especially when large or grotesque

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

  2. : any of various domestic or industrial containers

  3. : a conduit, drain, or channel for water


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