Grease

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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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To grease the skids, not infrequently, the bills are named after actor Christopher Reeve and former President Reagan.
The Big Business agenda is composed entirely of proposals that face strong public opposition--which is why the corporations' prospects for success hinge on the dual strategies of spending huge amounts of money to deceive the public and grease the skids in Congress, and on ramming through legislation in 2005 with the hope that voters will forget by 2006.
To grease the skids, Budget Committee Chairman Don Nickles (R-Okla.
For national retailers, where being on-line doesn't offer a ticket out of sales tax, waiving shipping becomes a great way to grease the skids.
The new legislation many not open the floodgates to unbridled opportunity across the boards, but it will bode well for a number of segments of the commercial construction market, with a ripple affect that could grease the skids to eeconomic recovery overall.
If the Lone Star purchase goes through, it would tend to vindicate Shinsei's approach that a more aggressive position on the assessment of credit risks can grease the skids for corporate restructuring without necessarily sacrificing jobs.
League officials say there might have been at least 20,000 there, but the Expos announced less to grease the skids for a relocation.
At the same time, they can serve to grease the skids of change by translating the change process into meaningful messages for employees.