cross (one's) palm

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cross (one's) palm

To pay someone, often as a bribe. Well, if you cross my palm, I might remember a few details about the people you're asking about. I crossed her palm to make sure she won't come after us.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cross (someone's) palm

To pay, tip, or bribe.
See also: cross, palm
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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One of the designs illustrates an example of an act of bravery and was designed by sculptor Clive Duncan, who said: 'Each and every time the coins cross our palms, I would like to feel that thoughts of those who have acted so bravely will cross our minds.'