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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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Under 'grease the wheels' hypothesis, corruption should have a positive impact on growth if the quality of institution such as democracy is very low.
Business corruption may "grease the wheels" of commerce in settings with rather unstable contracting entities.
Development projects abound, and Worcester is wisely working to grease the wheels that bring in foot traffic, business and livability.
Nowadays it seems that such behavior is often accepted in order, so to say, to grease the wheels of social exchange and interaction.
Analysts are predicting that about two dozen technology companies will go public this year, noting that Facebook's much-publicized IPO is likely to grease the wheels for other established companies with strong revenue growth.
Investment banks that grease the wheels of global capital would see their fortunes decline, too, with fewer mergers to advise on and less investment advice to give.
Planned Lower East Side eatery reaches out to community to grease the wheels [Bowery Boogie]
What the professors are saying is that, as career diplomats argue over technicalities as to what the Gulf should be called, the private sector is quietly going about its business and using whichever term helps grease the wheels of commerce.
During times of financial crisis, the job market is always the first to suffer with companies keen to reduce outgoings by shedding staff which further increases the significance of so many companies actively seeking employees that will eventually help grease the wheels of local economy.
"Questions raised about that suggest that possibly there is some inertia inside these two campaigns - trying to grease the wheels to get going all over again," he said.
But, rather than taking significant action, the United States continued to grease the wheels of its financial sector.
Members of Al Wefaq, Bahrain's biggest opposition group with 17 MPs in parliament, are trying to negotiate compensation with the families to grease the wheels.