backhander

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backhander

A blow administered by the back of one's hand. You talk about my girl like that again, and you'll get a backhander to the face, understand?

backhander

n. a backhand slap in the face. Yes, officer, a perfectly strange woman came up and clobbered me with a backhander that loosened a tooth.
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Peggotty's back-hander, and little Em'ly got up and kissed Mr.
Defendant Sharon Clancy, 42, originally claimed that she gave him a few back-handers.
*No bungs or back-handers were accepted in the compilation of this guide
And a second bank worker has been accused of being complicit in the con that saw at at least half a million dollars in back-handers from contracting companies seeking business with the bank.
The impact of international sanctions imposed on Iran over IRGC's nuclear programme is also blamed for corruption, with hard times making it more likely that government officials and company managers will take back-handers. Since Rowhani's government took office in August 2013, several prominent graft cases have come to light.
Edwards gave back-handers to Barry Sargent and Duggan stored it at his premises."
Scams allegedly include back-handers to officials in return for lucrative contracts.
A PLANNING officer has been sacked after being accused of taking back-handers from a developer, we can reveal.
Lack of money, stifling bureaucracy, and the ever-increasing demands for back-handers in a corruption-ridden country forced the issue.
So begins a high-stakes game of legal wrangling, back-handers and voter manipulation.
One of the last to go was sharing of costs, officially known as "referrals", but colloquially known as "back-handers".
Ask if he's prepared to take similar back-handers about his shortcomings.
And now the Stevens Inquiry has followed suit as the former head of the Metropolitan Police asked the Premier League to give his team of investigators another two months to delve even deeper into the murky world of agents, bungs and back-handers. The Premier League has agreed, but all we know so far is that, out of the 362 transfers investigated, 39 of those, involving eight English clubs, have set the alarm bells ringing.
DAVE WHELAN has revealed the amazing "back-handers" he used to get from Blackburn Rovers legend Jack Walker - and how they kept him going.
Also, Christophe Soumillon could have got a longer ban, or been referred to London, but the Ascot stewards took the view that it looked worse than it was, in much the same way they looked at Frankie Dettori's use of the whip but found they were mostly back-handers."