an itching palm

an itching palm

an avaricious or greedy nature.
1937 Wyndham Lewis The Revenge for Love Had Alvaro been bribed? Had such a man an itching palm like the rest of them?
See also: itch, palm
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The doctor with an itching palm is to be avoided -- one who will leave his work and make an insurance examination or a call that will net him a few dollars.