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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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