Grease

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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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Meanwhile, nary a word in the American media, which had uncritically greased the skids to the invasion of Iraq five years ago, about how Israel's refusal to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty and its possession of a large arsenal of nuclear arms should be relevant as context in discussing Iran's putative nuclear capability.
He unilaterally overturned numerous pro-life policies by executive order and greased the skids for RU486.
And yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves.