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elbow greaseEffort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.Rate it:

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bend one's elbowTo drink alcoholic beverages, especially at a public house or bar.Rate it:

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elbow roomFreedom or leeway.Rate it:

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elbow roomRoom or space in which to move or maneuver.Rate it:

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get the elbowTo be dismissed from employment.Rate it:

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give the elbowTo terminate the employment of.Rate it:

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grease monkeyA mechanic, often with the specific connotation of an automobile mechanic.Rate it:

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grease paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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grease someone's palmTo bribe a person.Rate it:

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grease the wheelsTo create conditions likely to produce or hasten favorable future developments.Rate it:

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grease upto smear with oil or grease.Rate it:

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squeaky wheel gets the greaseThe person who complains or speaks up most loudly receives the redress or attention which he or she seeks.Rate it:

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yellow greaseUsed vegetable oil purposed for use as biodiesel.Rate it:

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walk like an EgyptianTo walk with one arm horizontally at the side, with arm bent at the elbow facing up, and the other arm horizontally at the side with arm bent at the elbow facing down.Rate it:

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funny boneThe ulnar nerve in the elbow, which, when hit, causes a tingly sensation. [from the 19th c.]Rate it:

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offer affordancesTo give elbow room or leeway for something to happen.Rate it:

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squeaky wheels get oiledAlternative form of squeaky wheel gets the grease.Rate it:

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