have an itching palm(redirected from one has had an itching palm)
have an itching palm
To be looking for a bribe or payout; to be greedy or corrupt. 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." These wealthy businesses shape the law by finding politicians who have itching palms.
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