- 1A pole covered with grease to make it more difficult to climb or walk along, used especially as a form of entertainment.More example sentences
- There was sailing throughout the morning, with water sports in the afternoon, including the best dressed boat, rowing races, assault boat and walking the greasy pole.
- Dressed in coloured T-shirts and shorts, teams of firemen, hairdressers, bank clerks and builders would wobble across plastic stepping stones, slide down greasy poles and dodge jets of water from strategically-placed hoses.
- The greasy pole and pillow fighting contests provided great fun and frolics, while the raft and punt races were the big attraction on the day.
- 1.1Used to refer to the difficult route to the top of a profession: he steadily climbed the greasy pole towards the job he coveted mostMore example sentences
- He was unhappily married, bored with parish duties and ill-equipped to climb the ecclesiastical greasy pole, but his talents were finally being recognised.
- It'll just be a formality on your relentless climb up the greasy pole…
- He remained a Daily Telegraph columnist and Spectator editor as he started to climb the greasy pole at Westminster.
More definitions of greasy poleDefinition of greasy pole in:
- The US English dictionary