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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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He helped to grease the skids on which the Communists were slid from power.
The old system of allowing for alimony deductions sometimes served as a way to "grease the skids" for a deal and make the payments less painful, said Peter Walzer of Walzer Melcher, a law firm in Los Angeles.
Economic aid has helped to grease the skids for security cooperation between the PNA and Israel, but it hasn't brought peace any nearer.
These funds will give a major boost to the Army Corps construction account and help grease the skids for desperately needed resiliency projects across New York so that they can move full steam ahead.
Trump's continued attacks on the media and on truth itself is an attempt to weaken the watchdogs, to grease the skids toward more oligarchy, more authoritarianism, more fascism.
Racial resentment could even grease the skids. As Ed Kilgore wrote, through reconciliation Ryan could essentially foment a bloodless, instant revolution:
Legal and statutory battles can complicate those efforts, but after we examined the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Affordable Care Act, we became convinced that regulators can grease the skids when they want to.
SLUG Queen Markalo Parkalo will grease the skids on this week's First Friday ArtWalk.
"They are offering us PS250 for what they call 'environmental assessments',' the money is little more than sweetener to grease the skids.
They just keep meeting over and over because that's not their primary role...The next thing you know 12, 18 months have passed." Hiring a design firm helps grease the skids and speeds things up, he said.
But while booze may seem to grease the skids for romance, a reverse effect kicks with > 2 drinks per day.