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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cross (someone's) palm

To pay, tip, or bribe.
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They seem to talk the talk - they certainly don't give anything away until I cross their palm with silver.
Before you could cross their door you had to cross their palm with $20 (pounds 14) to sample this meaningless friendly in a dark, pokey room.
CROSS THEIR PALMS WITH SILVER: And it will probably be a lot to have the new SLK 280 from Mercedes-Benz parked in your driveay