grease (one's) palm

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grease (one's) palm

To bribe one discreetly, as by slipping money into their palm. A: "How are we going to get a table without a reservation?" B: "Don't worry, I greased the hostess' palm, and she promised us a table in no time." I greased my brother's palm to stop him from telling Mom that I had a party while she was away.
See also: grease, palm

grease someone's palm

 and oil someone's palm
Fig. to bribe someone. If you want to get something done around here, you have to grease someone's palm. I'd never oil a police officer's palm. That's illegal.
See also: grease, palm

grease somebody’s ˈpalm

(old-fashioned, informal) give somebody money in order to persuade them to do something dishonest: Luckily, Mick was able to grease a few palms, thus helping his brother to escape.
This phrase refers to the fact that you put grease (= a thick substance like oil) on a machine to make it run smoothly.
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Singh, Akhtar was taking interest in it because the accused persons had greased his palm.
No doubt he wants to impress as Lancome will have greased his palm to get him over to Europe, but the fact is that if had not won the Open, no one would think of backing him this week so the spread boys have probably called his finishing position right in making it as high as 35-38.
He alleged that the patwari along with his accomplices tampered with the record and transferred his property worth millions of rupees in the name of some other people who have allegedly greased his palms.