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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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Patrick is greasing the wheels of the state's lobbying machinery in Washington; he plans to double the staff of the state's D.
It was culture that acted as an economic lubricant to the partnership, pouring oil on the water between Newcastle and Gateshead, and now greasing the wheels of powerful new wealth-generating developments.
And whether you think it's simply greasing the wheels of business or blatant corruption it doesn't really matter.