Waiters upon Providence
Those who cling to the prosperous, but fall away from decaying fortunes.
“The side of the Puritans was deserted at this period by a
numerous class of ... $$$ persons, who never forsook them till they
became unfortunate. These sagacious personages were called ... waiters
upon Providence, and deemed it a high delinquency towards heaven to
afford countenance to any cause longer than it was favoured by
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894