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  1. squeaky wheel(Noun)

    A complainer; one who speaks out when there are problems. Often used pejoratively.

  2. squeaky wheel(Noun)

    Of several problems, the most apparent or the most urgent.

  3. Origin: From the proverb "the squeaky wheel gets the grease".


  1. The squeaky wheel gets the grease

    "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" is an American idiom used to convey the idea that the most noticeable problems are the ones most likely to get attention. It is alternately expressed as "The squeaky wheel gets the oil".


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