an itching palm

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an itching palm

What one is said to have when they need or want a tip or bribe. A: "I can't believe that guy at the desk actually answered all of your questions!" B: "Ah, he just had an itching palm—a little money made him more inclined to talk."
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an itching palm

an avaricious or greedy nature.
1937 Wyndham Lewis The Revenge for Love Had Alvaro been bribed? Had such a man an itching palm like the rest of them?
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My problem is that I often get very red and itching palms and at times red weals on my arms, both of which go away after an hour or so.
A YOUR problem with itching palms can be helped with the remedy Milk Thistle Complex, taken at a dose of 10 drops, twice a day.