grease the palm of
phrasal see grease the hand of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • grease the palm of — ► grease the palm of informal bribe. Main Entry: ↑grease …   English terms 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

  • grease the palm of — informal bribe. [grease expressing the sense cause to run smoothly and palm, by assoc. with the taking of money.] → grease …   English new terms dictionary

  • grease the palm of — bribe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • to grease the palm of — palm palm (p[aum]m), n. [OE. paume, F. paume, L. palma, Gr. pala mh, akin to Skr. p[=a][.n]i hand, and E. fumble. See {Fumble}, {Feel}, and cf. 2d {Palm}.] 1. (Anat.) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grease the hand of — or grease the palm of phrasal bribe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grease\ the\ 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 the palm — Synonyms and related words: approach, bribe, buy, buy off, come across, come across with, come down with, come through with, corrupt, cough up, fix, fork over, get at, get to, grease, kick in, lay on one, pay off, plunk down, pony up, post,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

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