The owners can grease a lot of palms with revenues like that.
grease, in time-honored Hollywood fashion, helps us forget hardship to focus on the good times.
Even kebab-eaters, reeling from the pub, will grasp a plastic fork to spare their fingers from the grease.
c.1300, from Anglo-French grece, from Old French gresse, craisse "grease, fat" (Modern French graisse), from Vulgar Latin *crassia "(melted) animal fat, grease," from Latin crassus "thick, solid, fat" (cf. Spanish grasa, Italian grassa). Grease paint, used by actors, attested from 1888. Grease monkey "mechanic" is from 1928.
c.1300, from grease (n.). Sense of "ply with bribe or protection money" is 1520s, from notion of grease the wheels "make things run smoothly" (mid-15c.). To grease (someone's) palm is from 1580s. Expression greased lightning, representing something that goes very fast, is American English, by 1832.
To shoot, esp to kill by shooting: He has a gun and might try to grease you (WWII armed forces)Related Terms
[the verb to grease, ''to bribe,'' is found by 1557; last two senses fr greasegun, a WWII submachine gun]