Definition of 'greasy pole'
Example sentences containing 'greasy pole'
You cannot climb the greasy pole without it.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He climbed the greasy pole as a courtier before being parachuted by his political patrons into a safe seat.The Sun (2015)
But when he reached the top of the greasy pole her life seems to have been one long stressful hell on earth.The Sun (2008)
They haven't had to climb the greasy pole.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Now these were prudent, pragmatic views from men who have successfully climbed the greasy pole of public life.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They can focus on climbing Westminster's greasy pole.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
In his climb up the greasy pole thereafter, there seemed no point at which he did not keep his sights on what lay above his grasp.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
But Major knew Whitehall like the back of his hand after a career spent climbing the greasy pole of government.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You work hard, climb the greasy pole - and suddenly find your face staring from the bottom of a satirical chamber pot.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Definition of greasy pole from the Collins English Dictionary
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