be on the gravy train

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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
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Now I am not suggesting that Lord Donoughue is on the gravy train but if his current dual role is not a conflict of interests then I am Brad Pitt.