Grease

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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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The half-morphed laptop with a swivel touch screen didn't really catch on, but the smaller tablets in the form of handheld phones and media players have greased the skids for the arrival of the iPad.
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.