board the gravy train






board the gravy train

obtain access to an easy source of financial gain – informal

Gravy is an informal term for money easily acquired and gravy train is perhaps an alteration of gravy boat, a long, narrow jug used for serving gravy.




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a graven image

a carved representation of a god used as an object of worship

This expression is from the second of the Ten Commandments : Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image (Exodus 20 : 4).




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