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.
At least nobody has tried to blame the grease heists on Obama.
Perhaps there I would finally find my people—those who loved grease as much as I did.
Those fatal, ill-fitting evening clothes that shine with age and grease.
When they are cooked pour off the sauce, skim off the grease and reduce it.
Why, she runs as smooth as grease—better than when she was new!
Opening the wagon box he drew out a jack and a tin of grease.
It would be a vast mistake to suppose, as some of the ancients did, that the grease is really the wheel.
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)
[the verb to grease, ''to bribe,'' is found by 1557; last two senses fr greasegun, a WWII submachine gun]