to grease the palm of

To bribe or tip.

See also: palm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He regretted that they had to grease the palm of the officials of tax and other relevant departments to carry out their business activities smoothly.
They said that they would have to grease the palm of police to get their vehicles back even after the completion of 'security operation'.
A couple of months ago, the Punjab Public Service Commission had announced vacancies for lecturers, assistant and professors and they had categorically mentioned that which degree holder could apply.They said scores of students had to grease the palm of education department employees to get verified their copy of NTS result cards.
" It has become necessary to grease the palm of people in the government to get your work done.
They lack the fees or the votes to grease the palm of those fearless champions of freedom, lawyers and elected members.
But while average crowds have improved no end, Wimbledon still cannot afford to grease the palm of everyone who has been turned green with envy since Hartson's arrival.