grease the skids
- Grease the skidsIf you grease the skids, you facilitate something.
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grease the skids — tv. to help prepare for the success or failure of someone or something. (See also put the skids under someone or something.) □ Ray set out o grease the skids for the right things to happen. □ We need someone to grease the skids for the Wilson… … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
grease the skids — If you grease the skids, you facilitate something. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
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grease — noun 1》 a thick oily substance, especially as used as a lubricant. 2》 animal fat used or produced in cooking. verb smear or lubricate with grease. Phrases grease the palm of informal bribe. [grease expressing the sense cause to run smoothly and… … English new terms dictionary
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