Grease

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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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Sex, as it has ever since, definitely greased the wheels of power.
It greased the wheels in Washington, and it brought a Taliban delegation over to the United States and paid for its air travel and stay and sightseeing.
But whatever price the government pays will be dwarfed by the price American businesses will pay-- the loss of security and efficiency that greased the wheels of globalization.