Bill Clinton's presidential victory was the final push needed to grease the skids
for historic preservation vs.
As long as Beltway lobbyists keep persuading (read: paying) members of the Senate and the House to grease the skids
for insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and medical technology rip-off artists, we'll continue to have substandard, expensive "best-in-the-world" health care.
Elliott notes that in today's environmental awareness, boat haulers don't grease the skids
with grease anymore.
Kennedy reminded voters that, though some had suggested he bow out of the race to grease the skids
for favorite-son Sen.
In fact, his challenge to the Security Council to adopt a tough resolution helped grease the skids
for the Security Council to make the UN more effective, and for President Bush to support the Council's resolution without provoking a backlash from patriotic Americans.
What it does is grease the skids
for biblical literalists by glossing over the real differences Americans perceive about what the Bible is, what it says, and what, if anything, its words mean for our daily lives.
On the other hand, it ought to be abundantly clear to everyone that this huge protection payment will grease the skids
for approval of the Blues' future rate increases and other regulatory needs -- with no questions asked.
Although by no means a sure thing, the fact that China put some skin in the game might grease the skids
for Senate passage of a climate bill.
It can grease the skids
in Washington for some powerful companies, while the average citizen doesn't have access.