oil the wheels

oil the wheels
oil the wheels
To do something in order to make things go more smoothly, successfully, etc
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Main Entry:oil

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

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  • 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 make it easier for something to happen. An aid programme was established to oil the wheels of economic reform in the region. (usually + of) …   New idioms dictionary

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

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

  • oil\ the\ wheels — See: grease the wheels …   Словарь американских идиом

  • oil the wheels — Brit. help something go smoothly. → oil …   English new terms dictionary

  • oil the wheels — get things rolling, make an action easier …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 (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

  • oil — Ⅰ. oil UK US /ɔɪl/ noun [U] ► NATURAL RESOURCES a thick liquid that comes from under the Earth s surface and is used as a fuel and for making plastics, etc.: »More than 6,000 rigs were drilling for oil and gas. »The oil price increase is a… …   Financial and business terms

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