cross (one's) palm

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cross (one's) palm

To pay one, especially 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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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