grease sb's palm

grease sb's palm
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.

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They were expecting their palms to be greased with bribes.

Main Entry: grease

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • grease\ one's\ palm — • grease one s palm • grease the palm slang 1. To pay a person for something done or given, especially dishonestly; bribe. Some politicians will help you if you grease their palms. 2. To give a tip; pay for a special favor or extra help. We had… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • grease someone's palm — If you grease someone s palm, you bribe them to do something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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 somebody's palm — grease sb s ˈpalm idiom (old fashioned, informal) to give sb money in order to persuade them to do sth dishonest Syn: ↑bribe Main entry: ↑grease …   Useful english 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 or hand — idi grease someone s palm or hand, to give someone money as a bribe …   From formal English to slang

  • grease one's palm — or[grease the palm] {slang} 1. To pay a person for something done or given, especially dishonestly; bribe. * /Some politicians will help you if you grease their palms./ 2. To give a tip; pay for a special favor or extra help. * /We had to grease… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • grease one's palm — or[grease the palm] {slang} 1. To pay a person for something done or given, especially dishonestly; bribe. * /Some politicians will help you if you grease their palms./ 2. To give a tip; pay for a special favor or extra help. * /We had to grease… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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