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    Default Proverb

    A lawyer and a cart-wheel must be greased.

    What does it mean?

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    Default Re: Proverb

    "Greased" has two meanings.

    One is to apply lubricant so that moving parts slide easily against each other.

    The other meaning relates to giving someone bribes - payments to do what you want.

    Does that help you understand they saying?

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    Default Re: Proverb

    I've always heard the 'bribe' sense of 'grease' in collocation with "palm" (of the hand): 'It's easy to get past the guard - just grease his palm'.

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