grease (one's) hand

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grease (one's) hand

To bribe someone discreetly by slipping money into their hand. A: "How are we going to get a table without a reservation?" B: "Don't worry, I greased the hostess' hand, and she promised us a table in no time." I greased my brother's hand to stop him from telling mom that I had a party while she was away.
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Ingredients: * 1 10-ounce box, large, shredded wheat biscuits * 1/2 cup margarine or butter * 1 16-ounce bag large marshmallows * 1 12-ounce bag butterscotch chips * assorted pastel-colored candies: jelly beans, malted milk balls, or candy eggs * margarine for greasing your hands * wax paper Directions: Melt the butter or margarine in the microwave or over low heat on the stove until melted.