Martha would talk to Quinn... to grease the skids... as she put it, and have him telephone me the following evening.
The north-west coast Indians hoisted the logs that formed the plates of their house frames into position with skids and parbuckles of rope.
This graph will put the skids under any bull theory.
But when a wheel skids the point in contact with the road is sliding along the road, rather then sticking to it.
Boy, I go broke And hit the skids before I take care of A rich sucker 's kids.