gravy plane
 n.— «Also a large number of other athletic department personnel and their spouses made the junket. Also on the “gravy plane” were members of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and spouses, school administrators and spouses, plus the so-called Faculty Board of Control of Intercollegiate Athletics and their spouses, and many hangers-on (termed “friends of the program”) and their spouses.» —by Murray Sperber Beer and Circus: How Big-time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education Sept. 20, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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