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Greased lightning

Posted by Gary Martin on March 16, 2008 at 14:04:

In Reply to: Greased lightning posted by Joe on March 16, 2008 at 14:03:

: I'm looking for the original of the phrase "greased lightning"...? All I know is the earliest occurrence I know of is in the film Some Like It Hot in 1959. Any ideas?

It is quite a bit earlier than that. See: