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grease payment

A sum of money, typically a bribe, paid to a government official or business person so as to facilitate or expedite some decision or transaction. Just offer the governor's aide a grease payment to move our building application to the forefront of the governor's agenda.
See also: grease, payment

lubrication payment

A small sum of money or other gifts or services to be paid or given to government officials to expedite business operations in countries that do not prohibit such activity. Whenever I start up a new factory overseas, I make sure to bring along enough cash on hand for any lubrication payments I may need to make.
See also: lubrication, payment

stop payment

To prevent a bank check or wire transfer from being honored or processed and having the funds leave an account. The bank stopped payment when they suspected that the signature on the check had been forged. Unfortunately, as the direct debit has already been issued for this month, you'll have to call the bank to stop payment.
See also: payment, stop
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stop payment

Instruct a bank not to honor a check one has drawn, as in If that check was lost, we'll have to stop payment on it before issuing another. This usage was first recorded in 1722.
See also: payment, stop
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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and purchases your product," he says, "that terminal can be there to receive your payment."
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* Monthly Payment Plan--Affordable interest-free payment plans to meet the individual needs of schools and their families.
The Council will continue to extend invitations to participate to potential members from a wide range of industries, including credit card companies, payment system operators, mobile network operators, financial services companies, system vendors, and travel agencies, and will function as an open framework for members to cooperate in the promotion of a standardized platform.
* Review up to 16 months of EFTPS payment history online to confirm payments have been made.
This is the same for renewals or new members; your first check or credit card payment is applied when you send your renewal or application (one-half of total dues plus a one-time $5 service charge and a one-time $10 insurance charge).
Vito Nigro, assistant treasurer at PMA Insurance Group, says the product "provides enterprise access to near real-time payment status information, which helps to streamline customer service and financial reporting functions.
The practice receives the check, applies the payment, and adjusts the balance according to the provider's explanation of payment.
Excessive end of-the-month bookkeeping was no longer needed because parents always knew the exact payment expected each month.
However, anyone who provides care VT knows that prompt payment is not always the case.
Although the act establishes requirements for the payment of contractors, subcontractors and materialmen, parties are free to vary payment obligations in a formal construction contract; although certain provisions are deemed void by the act and may not be varied by contract.