EXPLAINING The appeal of shows like this one, Griff Rhys Jones hits the nail bang on the head when he says: "The public love to see how their favourite comedies are made by an incestuous incrowd glad-handing each other up the greasy pole
His ex-wife has made it impossible for him to climb any further up the greasy pole
Though a gifted orator, Cicero comes from a humble family, which makes his climb up the greasy pole
It is these difficulties which have put into a sharper perspective the situation at Brown's Lane and given the rivals of Sir Nick Scheele, once the boss of Jaguar before he moved to the top of the greasy pole
in Detroit, an opportunity to challenge his position.
Nicola, 27, clambered up modelling's greasy pole
to become the Oil of Ulay girl, but confessed: "Nothing would upset me more to think I'd ever go back to it.
Oddly, the story of the nameless young designer as she climbs the greasy pole
and ends up designing a frock for an Oscar nominee becomes surprisingly gripping.
Perhaps they expend so much mental effort climbing the greasy pole
that they have not the wit left to make intelligent decisions when they reach the top.
But already the usual round of political scrabbling, back-stabbing and greasy pole
climbing is taking place as candidates struggle to top their party's list.
They may be led to believe that scrapping their intention to vote for the wrong candidate would ease their way up the greasy pole
The old seadog climbed Disraeli's greasy pole
the hard way - enduring insults from snobby Tories who were horrified by a former cruise ship steward who swapped serving drinks for issuing orders.
As they stamp on each other's faces in the scramble up the greasy pole
, the Cabinet have shown they are far removed from the catastrophe that two successive Tory prime ministers have caused and unconcerned about the national calamity.
Perhaps more disappointingly after much earnest rhetoric about public service during the campaign, we see Welsh Labour MPs back in Westminster setting their sights on climbing Corbyn's greasy pole
- no matter what the cost to families and livelihoods back here in Wales.
They've got to get them on that greasy pole
to climb that greasy ladder.
To start, a person climbs up a greasy pole
in the town square and retrieves a ham at the top.
Thus exchanging one greasy pole
in Westminster for a more promising one in Cardiff.