grease the wheels

grease the wheels
phrasal
: to expedite matters : cause matters to go more smoothly to a desired end

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grease the wheels (figurative)
To make things go smoothly
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Main Entry:grease

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help something go smoothly

it is inadequate to grease the wheels of recovery

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grease the ˈwheels idiom
(NAmE) (BrE oil the ˈwheels) to help sth to happen easily and without problems, especially in business or politics
Main entry:greaseidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — {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

  • 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… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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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