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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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That particular corruption greases the skids for the further concentration and centralization of power, and its ever more destructive practices.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson has been telling audiences around the country that the pact "greases the skids for a long slide down in living standards on both sides of the border."
In the name of preparing students for "the 21st century workplace," CEOs are urged to deliver the BRT-crafted messages to public officials, taking advantage of this "exceptional window of opportunity...[to] act strategically and with a common voice." The Roundtable cannot have missed the fact that this law, which will declare nearly all public schools failures, greases the skids for vouchers and privatization (though that danger appears to have escaped the law's Democratic supporters).