the gravy 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.
See also: gravy, train
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They have lost all credibility The yellows, red and blue It's time to call a taxi For we have seen right through You just do not get it Maybe you are too thick I do not wish to be unkind But you lot get on our wick All three of you ignored us When concerns we raised with you Called us all sorts of names Now you're done, you're through Career politicians you have had your day The country has been patient Now go, be on your way Politicians, councillors Who ride the gravy train We will now vote you out And don't come back again William Allen, Westcotes, Tile Hill.
He said: "Anyone who thinks that being leader of a county borough council offers some kind of cheap ticket for the gravy train needs to get a reality check.
While some may have genuine reasons to defect, personally, I would not want to vote for a person whose major concern is to keep their fat backsides on the gravy train.
Pull Britain out of the gravy train that is the EU and you will save trillions of pounds.
Previous scandals have taught them nothing and the gravy train continues.
Deeply worried the gravy train might stop before he's got on board more like - as "unelected" EU president.
Or will they, like Sir Bore of Birmingham, milk the gravy train by apparently doing two jobs.
It's called Pathways To Work and Enda will personally supervise its implementation - from the window of the gravy train.
Riding on your gravy train, but the gravy train got broke: Ran out of steam, no loan and hope.
All this pussy-footing at the moment suggests all they are interested in is not stopping the gravy train but just watering down the gravy
And I don't suppose his desire to be an MP and all-round Man of the People has anything to do with the fact he's already been told by Gordon Brown's mob that his job on the gravy train won't be on offer once Blair has gone.
If politicians want the public to believe they're honest, it's time for them to get off the gravy train.
Therefore, in an effort to cash in on the media-fueled frenzy, and with the possibility of a Gap or iTunes payday not too far in the distance, many once-strident music-for-music's-sake artists have avoided standard musical evolutions in favor of the much easier path of the gravy train, which, admittedly, beats the 9-to-5 grind.
THE gravy train is not confined to politicians but now has top civil servants on board.
As a result, the gravy train failed to stop at Goodison
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