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      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
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      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 16

    to keep the finances oiled


    I could not find a suitable meaning for "oiled" in this phrase. I need a suggestion.

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
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    Re: to keep the finances oiled

    Oil has a metaphoric meaning in the sentence. Oil is a lubricant, a substance that is put on a surface to help it move more easily against another one. When finances are oiled, everything moves smoothly.


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