Origin of well-oiled
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It was such a well-oiled, fun, beautiful production machine.
So one is like a brand-new thing, and one is like a well-oiled machine.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One step closer to turning the tide of the addiction taboo that operates like well-oiled spin machine.
Great athletes are like well-oiled machines, and as such need regular maintenance to make sure they function at their best.Why You Should Train Like an Athlete (Even If You Aren’t One)|DailyBurn|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The American holiday shopping industry is a well-oiled machine with several interconnecting parts.
“Rover is our one last danger now,” said Annie, as she fitted the well-oiled key into the lock.A World of Girls|L. T. Meade
He never entered; he invariably appeared, like a well-oiled genie.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
It swung slowly, deliberately, on its well-oiled, silent hinges.The Shepherd of the North|Richard Aumerle Maher
Like well-oiled bits of machinery, the Lakeville eleven clanked into the kick formation, with Bunny back to receive the pass.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Our freighted Icarus was soaring on well-oiled wings: how soon might his waxy pinions droop under the fierce gaze of the sun!