Grease

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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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In other words, corruption hypothesis' sand the wheels' is established in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, and 'greases the wheels' is established in Egypt, Iran, Nigeria and Pakistan.
The reporter is hoist on his own petard, where groveling greases the wheels. And that's a good mixed metaphor at which to stop.
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.