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Synonyms for grease

a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)

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the state of being covered with unclean things

lubricate with grease

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I would guess the lawyers already greased the skids at the FCC," said veteran communications lawyer Walter G.
A total of 231 Majlis deputies or 80 percent of the Majlis membership signed a statement Tuesday saying the ouster of three American puppet regimes in North Africa has greased the skids for the defeat of US hegemony around the world.
Lawmakers found that if they only greased the skids for a Boston casino by limiting local approval requirements to a precinct vote, it would be deemed unconstitutional.
The half-morphed laptop with a swivel touch screen didn't really catch on, but the smaller tablets in the form of handheld phones and media players have greased the skids for the arrival of the iPad.
Meanwhile, nary a word in the American media, which had uncritically greased the skids to the invasion of Iraq five years ago, about how Israel's refusal to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty and its possession of a large arsenal of nuclear arms should be relevant as context in discussing Iran's putative nuclear capability.