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board the gravy train
To come into a state, position, or job that allows one to continuously gain or draw upon a significant amount of money without expending much or any effort. The settlement of this lawsuit will help me to board the gravy train. My brother boarded the gravy train by marrying into a family that owns one of the largest oil companies in the world.
board (or climb on) the gravy train obtain access to an easy source of financial gain. informal
Gravy is an informal term for ‘money easily acquired’.
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Understandable, too, in the country at large when some politicians have broken promises and boarded the gravy train
You've truly boarded the gravy train
when a poker site like FullTilt sponsors you to be one of its representatives.
"No-one thinks we have suddenly boarded the gravy train
No-one thinks we have suddenly boarded the gravy train
. We will continue to do things the hard way and nobody will get an easy ride."