Greasing his palm - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
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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The then DSP,Wahdat Colony Sub Division, Rana Muhammad Azeem now posted in Anti Corruption Establishment Lahore as Assistant Director without calling the complainant endorsed the cancellation allegedly after greasing his palm
Official sources told here Friday that it was brought to the notice Chief Collector that Appraiser Saqib Nazeer is indulged in rampant corruption and clears containers after greasing his palms
thus causing huge loss to national kitty.
The media cell inquiry is very easy to make one believe the truth of the fact as presented, though it may not be the fact that the rebuttal of Shaft Ahmad Khan ex-executive Director of Muslim Commercial Bank that the allegation that the presidents of the banks were directly appointed by Asif Zardari and working under his thumb as indicated in the media, by greasing his palms
, was not correct.