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board the gravy train

To come into a state, position, or job where one makes an excessive 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.
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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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More puzzling however, even than the hubby getting a title from Tone before the PM sails off into the sunset or alternately boards the gravy train, is Mrs Becks becoming Glamour Mag's Woman of the Year.
Chief executive David Taylor is working out his notice before moving to UEFA, while President John McBeth is demob happy before he boards the gravy train of a FIFA vice presidency.