grease someone's palm or hand

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. 2014.

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  • palm — grease someone s palm have someone in the palm of one s hand palm off …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • palm — palm1 /pahm/, n. 1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. the part of a glove covering this part of the hand. 4. Also called… …   Universalium

  • palm — I n 1. hand, open hand; extremity, Sl. mitt, Sl. paw, Sl. fin, Sl. flipper; (all of animals) paw, foot, pad, Zool. forefoot, Anat., Zool. manus. 2. cross or grease someone’s palm give money to, bribe, pay off, buy, buy off, suborn, corrupt; fix,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • palm — 1 noun (C) 1 the inside surface of your hand between the base of your fingers and your wrist: He held the pebble in the palm of his hand. 2 a palm tree 3 hold/have sb in the palm of your hand to have a strong influence on someone, so that they do …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • palm — palm1 [pa:m US pa:m, pa:lm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of hand)¦ 2¦(tree)¦ 3 hold/have somebody in the palm of your hand 4 read somebody s palm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PART OF HAND)¦ the inside surface of your hand, in which you hold things in sb s palm ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • palm — I. /pam / (say pahm) noun 1. that part of the inner surface of the hand which extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. the part of a glove covering the palm. 4. a metal shield… …  

  • grease the palm of someone — grease the palm of (someone) (or US grease the hand of (someone)) : to give (someone) money for doing something illegal or dishonest for you They had to grease the palms of a few inspectors at city hall to get the permits they needed to start… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grease the palm of — informal bribe (someone) * * * grease the palm of (someone) (or US grease the hand of (someone)) : to give (someone) money for doing something illegal or dishonest for you They had to grease the palms of a few inspectors at city hall to get the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm —    1. an indication of bribery    The hand of the recipient is upturned:     You yourself Are much condemn d to have an itching palm. (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)    Whence to anoint a palm, to bribe, and many punning terms for bribery such as… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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