a pencil of pigment and compressed grease encased in a spiral paper strip that can be partially unwound to expose a new point and used especially for writing on glossy surfaces.
[gree-ser] /ˈgri sər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Latin American, especially a Mexican. 3. Slang. a swaggering young tough, especially a member of a street gang. /ˈɡriːzə; ˈɡriːsə/ noun (Brit, slang) 1. a mechanic, esp of motor vehicles […]
- Grease the wheels
verb phrase To make things go smoothly; facilitate (1809+) Also, oil the wheels. Make things run smoothly, as in You can count on Ben to grease the wheels so we’ll be waited on promptly. This metaphoric expression transfers literal lubrication to figurative. [ Mid-1600s ]
- Grease trough
noun phrase A lunch counter or lunchroom: Imagine yourself in the grease trough again/ a shadowy grease pit midway between (1940s+)
[grees-woo d] /ˈgrisˌwʊd/ noun 1. a shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, of the amaranth family, growing in alkaline regions of the western U.S., containing a small amount of oil. 2. any of various similar shrubs. 3. (def 1). 4. Western U.S. . /ˈɡriːsˌwʊd/ noun 1. Also called chico. a spiny chenopodiaceous shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus of W North […]