The daily described the e1/456m to be paid to the Archbishopric as a 'baksheesh
' -- a foreign word denoting 'gratuity'.
An example is baksheesh
, which has evolved from its original meaning of charitable giving in Persian ([phrase omitted]).
To give credit where it's due, despite all her shortcomings, her deceitfulness, her deviousness, and so on, had it not been for Varda coming so fortuitously into our life at that time, I would not have been relieved of child care burdens to carry on full steam with my business, put food on the table for you and a roof over our heads, fork up the scandalous baksheesh
required to get you into Cathedral, not to mention the tuition and all the essential extras for that most posh of feeder schools to the world's most elite universities so crucial for your future, or, for that matter, to treat myself to a few hours at the Leopold a couple of nights a week to ruminate over a pitcher of beer for some necessary restorative inner peace.
Keep in mind that most Egyptian employees expect tips after performing a service, known as Baksheesh
. This can be expected for something as little as pressing the button in the elevator.
For example, senior administrators and politicians share the baksheesh
paid by applicants for teaching positions.
Mahathir has also targeted the multibillion dollar Chinese infrastructure projects Najeeb and his cronies so loved, since baksheesh
from the Middle Kingdom is a sure path to riches in the Dragon Empire's vassal states.
Even if electricity has not reached every village, bootleggers have reached every vicinity in Karnataka with baksheesh
in hand to facilitate loyal voting.
When Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi petitioned his local municipality to get his vending license back after a predatory police officer took it away, he had neither the funds for "baksheesh
" (a bribe) nor the appropriate "wasta" (connections), so he was dismissed.
Were it not for colonisation, words like 'catamaran', 'bungalow' and 'baksheesh
' wouldn't have become common usage.
PARIS, June 12 (KUNA) -- UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on Monday denounced the killing of Pakistani newspaper reporter Baksheesh
Elahi who was shot dead on June 11 in northern Pakistan.
Officials were tempted to erect their own, state-financed version of the Bund in the new turf, but a professor from Hong Kong convinced them instead to offer 99-year leases and then let developers build whatever they wanted, with private finance and profit taking, doubtless with a little baksheesh
on the side.
This, of course, has led to a culture of mamool or baksheesh
in the lower ranks of government organisations (Vittal, 2012).