gravy train
noun Date: 1914 a much exploited source of easy money; also gravy 2a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gravy train — If someone is on the gravy train, they have found and easy way to make lots of money …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Gravy Train!!!! — est un groupe originaire de Oakland (Californie) qui se produit sur scène depuis 2001. Il est formé de deux membres féminins (Chunx et Funx), et de deux membres masculins (Hunx et Junx, ce dernier remplaçant une ancienne membre nommée Drunx).… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Gravy Train!!!! — Infobox musical artist Name = Gravy Train!!!! Img capt = The members of Gravy Train!!!! Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Oakland, California Genre = Electropop Queercore Years active = June 2001–present Label =… …   Wikipedia

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