greased lightning


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greased lightning

1. n. strong liquor. This greased lightning of yours nearly blew my head off.
2. n. something fast or powerful. That kid can run like greased lightning.
See also: grease, lightning
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Remember, he's greased lightning," he warned, as he helped her to mount.
He rode his own horse, Greased Lightning, and won the Garrison cup at Quebec races.
The show features sing-along classics like Summer Nights, You're The One that I Want and Greased Lightning, as Danny and Sandy and their friends hand-jive along the rocky road to adulthood in 1950s America.
The Pink Ladies and the T Birds are ready for some Greased Lightning - are you?
PECKING (OUT OF) ORDER This very awkward kiss between John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson spread through the net like Greased Lightning with lots of tongue-oncheek jokes.
The orchestra deserves credit for providing the production with a fantastically performed live soundtrack, with personal highlights including Summer Nights, Greased Lightning and a full company rendition of We Go Together.
But the star of the show for me was always Greased Lightning, the 1948 Ford Deluxe driven by Travolta in the race scene.
New entries included Racey with Lay Your Love On Me, and John Travolta with Greased Lightning.
The band entertained the audience with Thriller and Greased Lightning before bringing the evening to a flag-waving, tablethumping end with proms favourites including Rule Britannia, Land Of Hope And Glory and Jerusalem, during which the audience joined in and sang with gusto.
Having up to 100 actors at your disposal means the big group numbers - Greased Lightning, We Go Together and Born to Hand Jive - are impressively staged and the choreography is niftily performed by the young actors.
Another star of the show is the American car built by members of the company for the big song, Greased Lightning.
The fresh take on Hand Jive and particularly There Are Worse Things I Could Do, featuring Kate Hudson, means there is something for causal listeners to enjoy as well as Gleeks, even though Greased Lightning is far inferior to the film version.
With a fresh spring rain scent, the new Greased Lightning Multi-Purpose cleaner delivers the same cleaning power as its flagship Super Strength product, known by consumers for its superior degreasing capabilities.
For the song Greased Lightning the T Birds rolled a sports car on to the stage.
The celebrities will perform dance routines to tracks such as Single Ladies by Beyonc, Greased Lightning and Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal.