grease palm

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.


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  • grease — [griːs] verb informal 1. grease somebody s palm to give someone money in a secret or dishonest way in order to persuade them to do something: • The chairman finally admitted that he, too, was forced to grease a few palms along the way. 2. grease… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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\ 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 — ► NOUN 1) a thick oily substance, especially one used as a lubricant. 2) animal fat used or produced in cooking. ► VERB ▪ smear or lubricate with grease. ● grease the palm of Cf. ↑grease the palm of ● …   English terms 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

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

  • Grease — may refer to: * Grease (lubricant), a type of industrial lubricant * Yellow grease, in rendering, used frying oils, or lower quality grades of tallow * Petroleum or fat that is a soft solid at room temperature * Hydrogenated vegetable oil… …   Wikipedia

  • palm-grease — palmˈ grease or palmˈ oil noun A bribe • • • Main Entry: ↑palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • grease — [grēs; ] for v., also [ grēz] n. [ME gresse < OFr craisse < VL * crassia < L crassus, fat, thick: see CRASS] 1. melted animal fat 2. any thick, oily substance or lubricant, esp. the substance that is put on the moving parts of… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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