grease someone's palm

Grease someone's palm
If you grease someone's palm, you bribe them to do something.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • grease someone's palm — grease (someone s) palm to give money to someone in authority in order to persuade them to do something for you, especially something wrong. Drug barons were greasing the palm of the chief of police …   New idioms dictionary

  • grease someone's palm — (informal) BRIBE, buy (off), corrupt, suborn, give an inducement to; informal give a backhander to, give a sweetener to. → palm * * * grease someone s palm see under ↑palm1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • grease someone's palm —    If you grease someone s palm, you bribe them to do something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Grease someone's palm —   If you grease someone s palm, you bribe them to do something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • grease someone’s palm — tv. to pay someone a bribe. □ I had to grease the clerk’s palm in order to get the job done. □ Are you trying to grease my palm? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • grease someone's palm — verb To bribe a person. I was never guilty of disloyalty to King Lewis, but I killed my wifes mother, pardieu! which the judge seemed to think almost as vile, till I sent a friend to grease his palm with the last sou of my patrimony …   Wiktionary

  • grease someone's palm — informal my Uncle Duke would grease the commissioner s palm on Tuesday, and on Wednesday his speakeasy would be serving up booze by the barrel Syn: bribe, buy (off), corrupt, suborn, give an inducement to; informal give a sweetener to …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • grease someone's palm or hand — idi grease someone s palm or hand, to give someone money as a bribe …   From formal English to slang

  • grease sb's palm — DISAPPROVING ► to give someone money secretly so that they will make things happen in the way that you want: »They managed to pull off the deal without greasing any palms. »They were expecting their palms to be greased with bribes. Main Entry:… …   Financial and business terms

  • grease palm — grease (someone s) palm to give money to someone in authority in order to persuade them to do something for you, especially something wrong. Drug barons were greasing the palm of the chief of police …   New idioms dictionary

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