greased lightning


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greased lightning

1. Someone or something that moves extremely fast. Wow, that car just blew past me—it's moving like greased lightning! When I take tests, I speed through them like greased lightning, so I'm sure I'll be the first one done.
2. slang Liquor that is especially strong. Wow, that greased lightning really got to me—I barely remember last night at all.
See also: grease, lightning

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
References in classic literature ?
"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.
But overall it's the same, well-loved story, with all the popular tunes you just can't help but sing along to, such as Greased Lightning, Hopelessly Devoted to You, and Summer Lovin'.
Jeff's problems are said to have originated after he suffered an injury to his back while performing in the Greased Lightning dance scene.
Other popular vehicles in the top 40 movie car chart include James Bond's Lotus Esprit S1 which featured in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me (6) and Greased Lightning from 1978's Grease (7).
Wesley Ward's greased lightning daughter of Scat Daddy left her Queen Mary Stakes rivals standing in 2016 and returned to take the crown in the King's Stand Stakes 12 months ago.
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So instead of Danny posing astride a lovingly-refurbished 1948 Ford De Luxe Convertible to belt out Greased Lightning, he'd drape himself over a brand new Tesla which he bought using Transport Scotland's Electric Vehicle Loan scheme (an embarrassingly undersubscribed initiative meant to fulfil the Government's plans to get polluting cars off our roads by 2032).
Our winners in the end were Kenny Reid from Crookston and Lauren Murney from Bridge of Weir, who eventually came out on top with their Greased Lightning routine after a dramatic dance-off with Gordon Littlejohn and MT O'Donnell.
This production is the original high-school musical featuring everyone's favourite characters - Sandy, Danny, the groovy T Birds, the sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High along with all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You're The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy and Greased Lightning.'.
The production will feature classic showtunes such as "Greased Lightning" and "We Go Together" to celebrate the free-spirited days of summer.
The big Greased Lightning hit just didn't work with Kenickie, Tom Senior, struggling with the number.
The dragging on and off of the car, Greased Lightning, and Sandy's bed by people instead of pulleys, and the peek into the wings made the show look a tad amateurish; which was sad considering the prowess of the cast.
When we relieved the French signallers, instead of decently showing us which way our lines ran, they unhitched the wires off their instrument, packed it up and were out of the dug-out like greased lightning. It was the same with the rest of their men: as soon as they saw our chaps arriving they were out of the trench and making their way back over the top as if the whole of the German Army were at their heels.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the tireless Oklahoma spitfire often flashed like greased lightning, his toxic defensive stand highlighted by six steals and seven rebounds.