cross palm

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.
See also: cross, palm

cross (someone's) palm

To pay, tip, or bribe.
See also: cross, palm
References in periodicals archive ?
BIRMINGHAM tackle shop Fosters has announced a Fox International open day on Saturday, November 9, when anglers will have the chance to cross palms to some top anglers from different branches of the sport including predator ace Julian Chidgey, Maver Match This champion Les Thompson and carp expert Neil Smith.
You don't get doodly squat unless you cross palms with silver even for the most paltry of services.
With brimming state coffers, pounds 600million ahead of expectations, they can afford to open the treasure chest and cross palms with silver.
And, with brimming state coffers, pounds 600 million ahead of expectations, they can afford to open the treasure chest and cross palms with silver.