grease the palm of (someone)

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grease the palm of (someone)

To bribe someone discreetly or surreptitiously, as by slipping money into their palm. Every lobbyist knows you've got to grease the palm of politicians now and then to get things done the way you want. My dad greased the palm of the administrative board to get me into Harvard.
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