What does gravy train mean?


Idiom Meaning:

a way to make a lot of money


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Ghost Rider (2007)

Time of Scene: ~01:21:30

Mack: Yeah. Well, if this gets out in the press, his career is over.

Roxanne Simpson: Yeah. Trust me. His career’s the least of it.

Mack: You know, you seem like a nice lady, and you’re purty and all, but we were riding the gravy train on biscuit wheels around here. And then you showed up, everything went to hell. So why don’t you just go back to wherever it is you came from?

Roxanne Simpson: I can’t go back. Not now.

Mack: Then tell me what the hell’s goin’ on!

Roxanne Simpson: You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. Look. You don’t know me, but I love him. So if there’s anything you know that can help…


Hallelujah (1929)

Time of Scene: ~00:34:50

Hot Shot: This is the best gravy train that ever rolled up my alley.


Kingpin (1996)

Time of Scene: ~00:09:30

Roy Munson: Hey, what do you say, we play a couple of games? Maybe 20 bucks a game?

Ernie McCracken: Oh, no. No, you’re not gonna bowl drunk again.

Roy Munson: But I insist.

Ernie McCracken: What do you want to risk? You have everything going for you. You’re on a gravy train with biscuit wheels. You’ve just shattered my record. What do you want to go and lose it for? This is a Gran Torino looking at you here. Don’t do it, okay? Let’s just have six or seven drinks and go.

Thomas: Hey, buddy boy. You looking for a little friendly action. I just might know somebody to accommodate you.

Ernie McCracken: Speak of the devil, and he appears. I’m gonna play the jukebox.

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