Grease

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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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He greases the wheels with a Cuban cigar here, a bottle of Scotch there.
The beef industry knows it has a friend in Bush, and it greases the wheels of government.
By the 1990s many theorists added social capital (community building) to the list because of its importance as a lubricant and glue in many communities: it greases the wheels of communication and interaction, which in turn strengthens the bonds that community members have with one another.