Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gravy train

Here's a news item about MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) being on the gravy train.,news-comment,news-politics,meps-who-ride-the-brussels-gravy-train

You might expect them to travel by train but how does this collocate with gravy?

Gravy is a liquid made from meat juices that you pour over meat to make it extra yummy!

The gravy train is not one made of gravy but a metaphor for the high life. It causes a lot of anger in Britain when people find out their tax money is being used to support a luxury lifestyle.

By the way, don't confuse gravy train with gravy boat - that's one of these and is used to pour out the gravy.

Finally, why not find out how to make gravy. No train needed.