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squeaking wheel gets the oil

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Prov. People who complain the most will get attention or what they want. If you don't get good service at the hotel, make sure to tell the manager that you're dissatisfied. The squeaking wheel gets the oil.
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The fact that the Worcester Public Schools will be able to hire more teachers and school nurses for the next school year is a textbook example of how the squeaky wheel gets the oil at City Hall.
There is an old saying that the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
It's well known that the squeaky wheel gets the oil at Worcester City Hall, and in the case of the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association and the Brown Square Crime Watch, they may end up getting a public hearing they are looking for.
What ends up happening is the old squeaky wheel gets the oil,'' Smith said.
6 municipal election is a good example of how the squeaky wheel gets the oil.