tub of grease


tub of grease
   American
   a place or situation where corruption is endemic grease1 and bribery have been long associated:
    In times past, the Park District was a notorious tub of grease, with patronage jobs and no-bid contracts, the haven for nonose politicians. (Turow, 1996)

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