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trough/ˈtrɑːf/noun
pluraltroughs
trough
/ˈtrɑːf/
noun
pluraltroughs
Learner's definition of TROUGH  
[count]
: a long, shallow container from which animals (such as cows, pigs, horses, etc.) eat or drink
: a period in which there is little economic activity and prices are usually low
: a long, low area between waves or hills
weather  : a long, narrow area of low air pressure between two areas of higher pressure
— compare ridge 4

have/get your nose/snout in the trough

British, disapproving
: to be in or get into a situation in which you are getting or trying to get a lot of money
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