on the gravy train

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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
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Then there is the ghost train, rarely seen in daylight but when spotted it is identifiable by its blacked out windows and a very quiet purring engine, many people on the gravy train slide into the ghost train in little used stations in the dead of night.