Help something go smoothly: the money is inadequate to grease the wheels of recovery
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- Good communication is the oil that greases the wheels of a great marriage.
- Societies rich in social capital function better than others; their governments do more and do it efficiently even as trust greases the wheels of commerce.
- Although Australian consumers may have greased the wheels of economic growth in recent years, there are now signs that consumer confidence is waning.