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
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.
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.
AAC was founded in 2015 by Bill Fredericks, a former aerospace engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center where he led the development of NASA's Greased Lightning UAS technology.
The big Greased Lightning hit just didn't work with Kenickie, Tom Senior, struggling with the number.
It's a brilliant cast and I know he'll bring his own brand of greased lightning to the role.
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 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.
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?
So naturally, they dubbed it the GL-10 Greased Lightning.
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.
New entries included Racey with Lay Your Love On Me, and John Travolta with Greased Lightning.