backhander

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backhander

A blow administered by the back of one's hand. You talk about my girl like that again, and you'll get a backhander to the face, understand?

backhander

n. a backhand slap in the face. Yes, officer, a perfectly strange woman came up and clobbered me with a backhander that loosened a tooth.
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The case merely confirms the back-hander culture that plagues the public sector.
The back-hander culture also affects the private sector pushing up prices for everything.
It is believed the back-hander allegations will force planning and DoE chiefs to go through a mountain of applications carried out by the bribery suspect to look for any unusual decisions.
Warner's former gaffer Sepp Blatter (above) resigned as FIFA boss on Tuesday and there are rumours he may now take up an official role in tennis - he's heard the back-handers are fabulous.
The back-handers the couple apparently enjoyed came from nightclub owner and bogus property developer Alan Thornhill, who at one stage was the live-in lover of 54-year-old Richard Grottick's first wife.
The book details how each member of George Bush's office has links with various oil companies and reveals all the back-handers going on.