squeaky wheel gets the grease

squeaky wheel gets the grease
Squeaky wheel gets the grease
(USA) When people say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, they mean that the person who complains or protests the loudest attracts attention and service.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • squeaky wheel gets the grease — (USA)    When people say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, they mean that the person who complains or protests the loudest attracts attention and service.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • the squeaky wheel gets the grease — the person who complains loudest gets service    Our clerks put up this sign: The squeaky wheel gets the grease! …   English idioms

  • a/the squeaky wheel gets the grease/oil — see ↑wheel, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑squeaky a/the squeaky wheel gets the grease/oil used to say that someone who complains or causes problems is more likely to receive attention or help than someone who stays quiet and does not cause problems • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a/the squeaky wheel gets the grease — see ↑wheel, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑grease …   Useful english dictionary

  • the squeaking wheel gets the grease — Attention is only given to a troublesome person or thing. a 1937 in J. Bartlett Familiar Quotations 518 The wheel that squeaks the loudest Is the one that gets the grease. 1948 in B. Stevenson Home Book of Proverbs 2483 I hate to be a kicker, I… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Squeaky wheel — The squeaky wheel is a metaphor in the aphorism, It is the squeaky wheel that gets the oil. or ...gets the grease. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=squeaky%20wheel%20gets%20the%20grease Dictionary reference.com] ] The adage conveys the …   Wikipedia

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  • attention — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Direction of the mind toward Nouns 1. attention, mindfulness, intentness, attentiveness, thought, thoughtfulness, advertence, attention to detail, care, special consideration; observance, observation,… …   English dictionary for students

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