grease the wheels

grease the wheels
Synonyms and related words:
aid, anoint, beeswax, clear the way, daub, dress, ease, embrocate, expedite, explain, facilitate, glycerolate, grease, grease the ways, hasten, help along, lard, loose, lubricate, make clear, make way for, oil, open the way, open up, pave the way, pomade, prepare the way, quicken, remove friction, run interference for, salve, simplify, slick, slick on, smear, smooth, smooth the way, soap the ways, speed, unbar, unblock, unclog, unguent, unjam, wax

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  • grease the wheels — US also grease the skids) ► to make something happen more easily: »More investment is needed to grease the wheels of reform. Main Entry: ↑grease …   Financial and business terms

  • grease the wheels — phrasal : to expedite matters : cause matters to go more smoothly to a desired end * * * grease the wheels (figurative) To make things go smoothly • • • Main Entry: ↑grease * * * help something go smoothly it is inadequate to grease the wheels of …   Useful english dictionary

  • grease the wheels — {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something or act to make something go smoothly or happen in the way that is wanted. * /Mr. Davis asked a friend to grease the wheels so he could borrow money from the bank./ * /William s father tried to grease the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • grease the wheels — {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something or act to make something go smoothly or happen in the way that is wanted. * /Mr. Davis asked a friend to grease the wheels so he could borrow money from the bank./ * /William s father tried to grease the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • grease\ the\ wheels — v. phr. informal To do something or act to make something go smoothly or happen in the way that is wanted. Mr. Davis asked a friend to grease the wheels so he could borrow money from the bank. William s father tried to grease the wheels for him… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • grease the wheels (also the skids) informal, — grease the wheels (also the skids) informal, chiefly N. Amer. another way of saying oil the wheels (see oil). → grease …   English new terms dictionary

  • grease the wheels — put grease on the wheels; make things move faster …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oil the wheels — US grease the wheels) ► to make it easier for something to happen, especially in business or politics: »The new proposal will oil the wheels of deal making by ensuring that the negotiations get off to a quicker start. Main Entry: ↑oil …   Financial and business terms

  • oil the wheels — To do something in order to make things go more smoothly, successfully, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑oil * * * oil the ˈwheels idiom (BrE) (NAmE grease the ˈwheels) …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil the wheels — See: GREASE THE WHEELS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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