well-oiled

adjective
\ ˈwel-ˈȯi(-ə)ld How to pronounce well-oiled (audio) \

Definition of well-oiled

: smoothly functioning a well-oiled political machine

First Known Use of well-oiled

1817, in the meaning defined above

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well-oiled

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of well-oiled

: working in a proper and successful way

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