well-oiled


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well-oiled

adj
(well oiled when postpositive) informal drunk
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well′-oiled′


adj.
operating with efficiency; functioning well.
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Translations

well-oiled

[ˌwelˈɔɪld] ADJhecho una cuba
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

well-oiled

[ˌwɛlˈɔɪld] adj (fam) (drunk) → sbronzo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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When this well-oiled hack asked one of the younger Leeds players whether the tie had ended 1-0, he replied: "Yeah, mate, but what a f***ing player."
He wants to be a quiet figure, a behind the scenes man who gets on with the job of running the Bank of England so that it too is just a well-oiled piece of machinery, whose main function is to ensure a backdrop of financial stability.
They both became pretty well-oiled by the end," the source added.