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  • v. Present participle of grease.


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  • The Supremes breathed new life into the “permanent republican majority” and the wingnuts will not be able to stop themselves from slobbering their new sugar daddies that no longer have limits in greasing the mighty wurlitzer and stuffing wingnut pockets with cash.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » There Is Your Opening, President Obama

  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (greasing is not really necessary, especially if you use insulated baking sheets).

    Ovis Mollis « Baking History

  • While Enron, Ken Lay, and his connection with the Bush White House captured all the headlines, Tip O'Neill's axiom that "all politics is local" - as in greasing the local Congressman - rings true.

    December 2003

  • And a safety note: I don’t believe in greasing the bore of any firearm.

    A Few Kind Words About Grease

  • We wanted to test the hack but we weren't too excited about the idea of greasing up and then washing off one of our photo filters if the hack turned out so-so results.


  • Those tempted to "grease the wheels" should not be lulled into a false sense of security: Just because the slang name assigns the payment to the "greasing" category, it does not mean that the payment will fit the narrow legal exceptions.

    A Bribe By Any Other Name

  • What the 'greasing' effect of inflation means in real life, of course, is that you and I can get screwed by rising prices before our wages pick up...

    Deflation? Yes, Please.

  • He was fairly efficient, a "good enough fellow" but not above "greasing," that is, cultivating the officers 'favor, or that of their wives and daughters, if thereby ultimate benefits accrued to himself.

    Peggy Stewart at School

  • One of the officers would be collecting the money from touts (mahwindi) while others would be making sure that no kombi passes through without "greasing" (paying a bribe).

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • "Clearly, the corrupting mind-set has won, so much so that even the most honest man thinks he cannot achieve his rights without 'greasing' someone's palm, from the lowest to the highest ranks," Ivo Josipovic said in an interview.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 15/1/10


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