a/the squeaky wheel gets the grease/oil

a/the squeaky wheel gets the grease/oil
a/the squeaky wheel gets the grease/oil — see wheel, 1
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Main Entry:squeaky
a/the squeaky wheel gets the grease/oil
— used to say that someone who complains or causes problems is more likely to receive attention or help than someone who stays quiet and does not cause problems
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Main Entry:wheel

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