a position in which a person or group receives excessive and unjustified money or advantages with little or no effort:
The top executives were on the gravy train with their huge bonuses.
(slang) a job requiring comparatively little work for good pay, benefits, etc
A job or project that requires little effort but yields considerable profits: “His father worked hard to build the company, but all Percy has to do is sit back and ride the gravy train.”
[grey] /greɪ/ adjective, grayer, grayest. 1. of a color between white and black; having a neutral hue. 2. dark, dismal, or gloomy: gray skies. 3. dull, dreary, or monotonous. 4. having gray hair; gray-headed. 5. pertaining to old age; mature. 6. Informal. pertaining to, involving, or composed of older persons: gray households. 7. old or […]
- Gray area
noun an undefined situation or subject that does not seem to conform to known categories or rules; an intermediate area or topic that is not clearly defined Indeterminate territory, undefined position, neither here nor there. For example, There’s a large gray area between what is legal and what is not. This term, which uses gray […]
[grey-bak] /ˈgreɪˌbæk/ noun 1. any of various marine and aquatic animals that are dark above and light-colored or white below, as the , the alewife, certain whitefish, and certain sandpipers. 2. Informal. a Confederate soldier.
- Graybar land
jargon The place you go while you’re staring at a computer that’s processing something very slowly (while you watch the grey bar creep across the screen). “I was in graybar land for hours, waiting for that CAD rendering”. (1997-04-17)