well-oiled


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well-oiled

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was well-oiled and couldn’t stand up.
2. mod. talkative. She was sure well-oiled. I thought she’d never stop talking.
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Even economies in the well-oiled categories, such as the UAE, should not rest on their laurels," Riedl said.
And behind the scenes, a well-oiled machine is the phrase that they all use I think, and that's what it is.
With well-oiled aplomb, Jodidio traces Calatrava's trajectory from the genuinely iconoclastic Stadelhofen Station to the monumental bombast of recent years.
Even when a friend helped her to find the way out, the well-oiled singer made sure her nails were well out of the way - maybe the paint hadn't dried.
It would be almost tempting to call the Phil a well-oiled machine because of its precision and Salonen's strong hand, but there is nothing machinelike about the sound, which had a simmering brilliance.
WIDOWER Frank Beardsley (Dennis Quaid) is an admiral in the United States Coast Guard who runs his family of eight kids like a well-oiled machine.
When two independent Blaenau Gwent candidates can destroy a well-oiled political machine with its readily available resources and rolling in its many heavyweights to support the cause then, truly, democracy is the winner.
The well-oiled machine, otherwise known as the Combined Sealift Coordination Center, helped once again to make the annual Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration exercise in Korea a success.
Reported the newspaper, "The Texas Restoration Project, a fledgling but well-oiled group of conservative religious leaders, sponsored the event, the second in a series of briefings planned throughout the state, but TRP says only that 'private funds' make the events possible.
In the face of a well-oiled anti-mining movement, the country is struggling to burnish its snow-white image as an investor-friendly mining destination.
Those first years where extravagant and wholly different from the well-oiled machine it is today.
The company's old facade as little more than a jumped-up loan sharking operation had been painstakingly scraped off, leaving instead a glitzy, well-oiled outfit that looks like it has a serious business plan.
QUIRKY electronic sounds, phantasmagorical colors, and twittery, well-oiled unison moves are but a few signature elements in an Alwin Nikolais dance work.
Reliable operations chiefs keep the inner workings of businesses well-oiled and customers satisfied, even delighted.