grease the skids


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grease the skids

To work to prepare something for success. You've done everything you could to grease the skids—now, it's time to open your online store and hope for the best.
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grease the skids

Fig. to help prepare for or ease the way for the success or failure of someone or something. Ray set out to grease the skids for the right things to happen. We need someone to grease the skids for the Wilson contract.
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grease the skids

tv. to help prepare for the success or failure of someone or something. (see also put the skids under someone/something.) Ray set out to grease the skids for the right things to happen.
See also: grease, skid
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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.
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.
Kennedy reminded voters that, though some had suggested he bow out of the race to grease the skids for favorite-son Sen.
The Lane County investigators also called Eugene-based FBI agents, because the agency also worked on the Haugen-Bauman murders, and they might be able to "grease the skids" with their counterparts in Alaska.
An International Business Times poll found that 62 percent of Americans opposed Trade Promotion Authority, or fast track - the legislative process that would grease the skids for congressional approval of the TPP - with 43 percent "strongly" opposing it.
In Iraq, owning this special item can grease the skids in business, get a politician to stand at attention and even inspire affection in a sweetheart.
Elliott notes that in today's environmental awareness, boat haulers don't grease the skids with grease anymore.
"Thats why Madigan and his union allies are revving up the Chicago machine to grease the skids for Mickey Straub," the narrator then says as a reference to my syndicated column in the Sun-Times about 150s support for Straub is displayed.
* Isn't the Cato Institute you quote one of these "free trade," "conservative" think tanks that have helped grease the skids for shipping millions of U.S.
They grease the skids and buy people off," Dunning said.
If fast track passes, it will simply grease the skids for trade agreements that contribute to an increase in our nation s trade deficit, while doing little to open markets for U.S.
And as sanctions legislation is pushed through Congress, Iran's bluster and bluffs will only be given validation by Republican and Democratic hawks eager to grease the skids for enacting harder-line U.S.
He felt those factors would grease the skids for a significant slide in property values that could last more than just a few years.
To grease the skids, developers have ramped up their marketing, often offering concessions to fill units quickly, said Jonathan J.