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grease

Money used as a bribe. I think a little grease will convince these people to help us, don't you?
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grease

n. protection money; bribery money. (see also grease someone’s palm.) See that the commissioner of the park district gets a little grease to help us get the contract.
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grease (someone's)

palm/hand Slang
To bribe.
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