Gravy Train

Gravy train is railroad slang that arose in the 1920’s to refer to a short route that paid well.  When something is ‘gravy’ it is easy or cushy.  Today a gravy train is an occupation or task that requires little effort but pays well.  

The most melodic sounding version of this idiom comes from Spanish in which they say ‘pillar un chollo’ or ‘catch a deal’.  

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