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be on the gravy train

To be in a state, position, or job where one makes an excessive amount of money without expending much or any effort. I'll be on the gravy train once I get paid from the settlement of the lawsuit! My brother has been on the gravy train ever since he married his wife, whose family owns one of the largest oil companies in the world.
See also: gravy, on, train

on the gravy train

In a state, position, or job where one makes an excessive amount of money without expending much or any effort. I'll be on the gravy train once I get paid from the settlement of the lawsuit! My brother ended up on the gravy train when he married his wife, whose family owns one of the largest oil companies in the world.
See also: gravy, on, train

(the) rest is gravy

Fig. Any additional money received is just an easily acquired bonus. There is some cost involved in buying the raw materials, and the cost of manufacturing is negligible. When we pay off the costs, the rest is gravy.
See also: gravy, rest

ride the gravy train

Fig. to live in ease or luxury. 1/7 had a million dollars, I sure could ride the gravy train. I wouldn't like loafing if I were rich. I don't want to ride the gravy train.
See also: gravy, ride, train

the gravy train

an activity from which people make a lot of money very quickly and easily A lot of people thought they'd get on the gravy train in the eighties and make some money out of property.
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gravy train, ride the

Experience excessive ease, success, or profit, especially undeservedly. For example, Now that his brother is paying all his bills, Jim is riding the gravy train. The word gravy has long meant "easy profits," and the term is believed to come from 19th-century railroad slang, although the earliest recorded use dates from the early 1900s. W.C. Handy used it in one of his famous blues songs written in 1914, in which he bemoans falling off the gravy train. Also see easy street.
See also: gravy, ride

(Good) gravy!

exclam. Good! Good gravy! Are you still here?
See also: good

gravy!

verb

gravy

1. n. extra or easy money; easy profit. After I pay expenses, the rest is pure gravy.
2. mod. good. Man, her shape is gravy!
3. Go to (Good) gravy!

gravy train

n. a job that brings in a steady supply of easy money or gravy. This kind of job is a real gravy train.
See also: gravy, train

have gravy on one’s grits

tv. to be rich. He got himself a good job and has gravy on his grits while I’m still eating taters.
See also: gravy, grits, have, on

red gravy

n. blood. If you’re gonna pick your scabs, keep your red gravy and stuff off me!
See also: gravy, red
References in classic literature ?
When dinner was done, and when what remained of the platters and what remained of the congealed gravy had been put back into what remained of the pie, which served as an economical investment for all miscellaneous savings, Riderhood filled the mug with beer and took a long drink.
On Wednesday, the day before the aunts and uncles were coming, there were such various and suggestive scents, as of plumcakes in the oven and jellies in the hot state, mingled with the aroma of gravy, that it was impossible to feel altogether gloomy: there was hope in the air.
It's a stew of tripe,' said the landlord smacking his lips, 'and cow-heel,' smacking them again, 'and bacon,' smacking them once more, 'and steak,' smacking them for the fourth time, 'and peas, cauliflowers, new potatoes, and sparrow-grass, all working up together in one delicious gravy.
Originally, the couple made Grandma's pasta gravy for themselves to enjoy, but lucky for Derek and Kim, other people who weren't in the Glicco family liked the family recipe just as much as those who had been raised on it.
Ihave been looking for a gravy boat that keeps the gravy warm.
GRAVY can make or break your Christmas dinner, so why leave it to the last minute.
Everything went quite smoothly, apart from a small incident during which the gravy police were forced to intervene.
A WORLD champion gravy wrestler was hit in the face with a monkey wrench after catching two pals having sex on her sofa.
Bring the gravy to the boil and reduce the heat for it to simmer.
INGREDIENTS 125g plain white flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 medium egg 300ml skimmed milk 2 tablespoons water, cold (for batter) 200g reduced fat pork sausages 5 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 1 small onion, thinly sliced 50g mushrooms, sliced 4 teaspoons gravy powder / granules, dry 1 pinch salt, for seasoning 1 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped 300ml water, (for gravy) METHOD?
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Kate Moss has revealed that her signature meal is a traditional Sunday roast with her own ''amazing'' homemade gravy that she can prepare even with her "eyes closed.
Premier Foods are set to introduce new concentrated pastes of stock and gravy in a bid to appeal to younger people.
Premier Foods is claiming a category first for new concentrated pastes of stock and gravy launching under its Oxo and Bisto brands in the popular squeezy tube format.
J&D's Foods, the Seattle-based company that introduced Bacon Salt bacon-flavored salt to the world, is at it again--this time adding popcorn, gravy mix and even soda to its bacon-flavored repertoire.
Edward Moon Proper Pies has launched a range of mini gourmet pies, each generously filled with premium ingredients with the gravy kept to a minimum so the pie can be hand held and eaten on the run.