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Meaning of "oil the wheels" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL THE WHEELS

oil the wheels play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL THE WHEELS

oil platform
oil pollution
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil refinery
oil rig
Oil Rivers
oil sand
oil shale
oil sheik
oil slick
oil spill
oil storage tank
oil stove
oil tank
oil tanker
oil terminal
oil varnish
oil well

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL THE WHEELS

alloy wheels
at one´s heels
cool one´s heels
cracked heels
head over heels
heels
high heels
kick one´s heels
kick up one´s heels
landing wheels
low heels
meals on wheels
meals-on-wheels
rock back on one´s heels
show a clean pair of heels
spike heels
steels
take to one´s heels
training wheels
wheels
wheels within wheels

Synonyms and antonyms of oil the wheels in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil the wheels» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL THE WHEELS

Find out the translation of oil the wheels to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil the wheels from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil the wheels» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

石油车轮
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aceite las ruedas
570 millions of speakers

English

oil the wheels
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल पहियों
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

النفط العجلات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нефть колеса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

óleo rodas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চাকার তেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

huile dans les rouages
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Minyak roda
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Öl die Räder
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油ホイール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오일 바퀴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lenga ing roda
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dầu bánh xe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் சக்கரங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चाकांना तेल लावा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tekerleklere yağ
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

olio le ruote
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

olej koła
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нафта колеса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ulei roțile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πετρελαίου οι τροχοί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olie die wiele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

olja hjulen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

olje hjulene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil the wheels

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL THE WHEELS»

The term «oil the wheels» is regularly used and occupies the 88.793 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL THE WHEELS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil the wheels

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL THE WHEELS»

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Popular Science
When it is required to fill a lamp or remove some of the oil the wheels are rolled forward tipping the tank not necessary to have a faucet at all as a short piece of pipe is sufficient to guide the flowing oil into the retainer of a lamp or other ...
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The Politics of Judicial Co-operation in the EU: Sunday ...
We are there to help businessmen, not to hinder them, we are there to give effect to their transactions, not to frustrate them, we are there to oil the wheels of commerce, not to put a spanner in the works, or even grit in the oil.12 Commercial ...
Hans-W. Micklitz, 2005
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... but he's no oil painting. oil the wheels to make something easier to do or obtain : It would have taken a long time to get permission to 'build a new house but fortunately my father knew the chairman of the planning committee and that helped ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Chambers Idioms
... but he's no oil painting. oil the wheels to make something easier to do or obtain : It would have taken a long time to get permission to build a new house but fortunately my father knew the chairman of the planning committee and that helped to ...
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The Modern Anglo-Bengali Dictionary:
... one's old wig— To make the person drunk ; 1t3t«l f 91 I To oil one's tongue— To say smooth things ; to flatter ; El| ; CStltCIt? f 91, £«*! C<f«S1, To oil the wheels — To lubricate the wheels ; (fig.) to make things go smoothly by courtesy, bribery,  ...
Charuchandra Guha, 2007
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An exposition of the prophet Ezekiel: with useful ...
And let me tell you a riddle : God's words go on through the hearts, heads, and hands of his greatest enemies j Providence fetches them in, and makes them subservient to the work j they oil the wheels, although they know it not, and forward ...
William Greenhill, James Sherman, 1839
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The Politics of Oil in Indonesia: Foreign Company-host ...
A delay in negotiations may be caused by a myriad of reasons not often readily apparent to company negotiators, who may be left uneasily wondering if some private payment was required to oil the wheels of the negotiating process.
Cho Oon Khong, 1986
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Keynesianism, Monetarism, and the Crisis of the State
Having established the instrumental rationality of money, Smith could immediately pass on from its rational origins to the questions of its value and of the quantity required to oil the wheels of circulation.7 For Smith money is a commodity like ...
Simon Clarke, 1988
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Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Oil2 /011/ verb [T] 1 to put oil on something, especially a machine, to make it work more easily without sticking 2 oil the wheels informal (US grease the wheels) to make it easier for something to happen, especially in business or politics: The ...
Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Weights and measures: fifteenth annual conference of ...
Keep the large gears as near the pinions on the measuring wheel hubs as is possible without touching. This is of the utmost importance, especially on thin stock. 7. Oil the clock spindle lightly ; oil the wheels once in two weeks ; oil the feed rolls ...
‎1922

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL THE WHEELS»

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Cash-strapped council hands out £5000 to each of its members
“I believe that this will be a very useful way that members can support their communities with small amounts of cash to oil the wheels of the ... «Darlington and Stockton Times, Jul 15»
2
Poor betrayed at the highest level by garnishees
Large organisations have evolved to oil the wheels of this machine. One of the defendants, a law firm called Flemix, reported to the court that ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
3
When it comes to the space race Wales is punching above its weight …
... has long gone and the UK Government hasn't got that money either, but together they can oil the wheels by careful, selective investment. «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
4
The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne)
Duncan's text doesn't so much oil the wheels as festoon them with verbal bunting. It weighs the opera down and threatens to drag it off the road. «WhatsOnStage.com, Jul 15»
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Shabbos Mevorchim Menachem Av
When one acquires these valuable goods, Hashem adds His blessing for success to “oil the wheels” – for proper sustenance bolsters the ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
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Reform in relegation zone after Beijing's own goals
China's aim to make its financial sector stronger and more efficient also came unstuck; brokerages, which oil the wheels of the market and were ... «Interactive Investor, Jul 15»
7
Salary Arrears As a Misnomer
Unfortunately, no one is exploring legally sufficient, fair compensation for those that oil the wheels of the economy with the same gusto. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue
How does one grant Iran hundreds of millions of dollars without stipulating that this money will not oil the wheels of the terror machine and its expansion?". «WHDH-TV, Jul 15»
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How rumour and gossip oil the wheels of office life
Gossip and rumour are part of the fabric of working life — they entertain, inform and connect people, but they can also ruin reputations, destroy ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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US surrenders without a fight
Billions of dollars will oil the wheels of the Islamic revolution and let it continue to draw the blood of innocent people. It is a given that those who ... «Israel Hayom, Jul 15»

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