The squeaky wheel gets the grease In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "the squeaky wheel gets the grease", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Caroline Tran calendar 2021-12-15 08:12

Meaning of The squeaky wheel gets the grease


the loudest complaints get the most attention , the loudest whiner gets what he wants

The squeaky wheel gets the grease American saying

It's also known as "he squeaky wheel gets the oil".

Used to to emphasize that attention is paid to the individuals who complain or cause problems

Sometimes, you shouldn't be so quiet because the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

When we were young, my younger sister got more toys from my parents because the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Other phrases about:

these things are sent to try us

This idiom is often used to express that you should accept an unpleasant situation or event because you cannot change it.

The author of your own misfortune
to be blamed because of one's own problem
you can't unring a bell

Once something has been done, you can do nothing but face the consequences.

to ask for trouble
to behave in a way that is likely to incur problems or difficulties
button your lip
To stop talking about anything

Grammar and Usage of The squeaky wheel gets the grease

Origin of The squeaky wheel gets the grease

The phrase derives from the invention of cars and they were accepted quickly in America. But back to the time when people were still new to cars, only a wheel that would squeak would be greased/oiled because back then, nobody was used to car services.


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