oil (one's) hand

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oil (one's) hand

To bribe one (to do or facilitate something), as or as if by slipping money into one's hand. A: "How are we going to get a table without a reservation?" B: "Don't worry, I oiled the hostess' hand, and she promised us a table in no time." I oiled my brother's hand to stop him from telling Mom that I had a party while she was away.
See also: hand, oil
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The girls told how Shepherd asked if they were having a massage "for the first time" before oiling his hands.