Definition of 'greasy pole'
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You cannot climb the greasy pole without it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To climb the greasy pole you must be competitive and pugnacious. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And that the image is about a lot more than climbing the political greasy pole. 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)One employee gave a scathing assessment of what it takes to climb the greasy pole at Lloyds. 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)I don't know if she will choose to be a maverick or climb the greasy pole. 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)
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