What is the idiom in English where the loudest or most troublesome person gets all the attention, while those who are quiet are ignored?


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 (or loudest) problems are the ones most likely to get attention. It is alternately expressed as "The squeaky wheel gets the oil".1

See also here.

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  • Your link is broken. – Peter Shor Dec 8 '16 at 12:20
  • If only you linked to an authoritative site. – Alan Carmack Dec 8 '16 at 15:24
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    @AlanCarmack Done. And come on ... it's not like it was urbandictionary. :-) – jimm101 Dec 8 '16 at 15:37

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