grease the hand of (someone)

Definition of grease the hand of (someone)

US

  1. :  to give (someone) money to do something illegal or dishonest They had to grease the hands of a few inspectors at city hall to get the permits they needed to start building.

Word by Word Definitions

greaseplay
  1. :  rendered animal fat

    :  oily matter

    :  a thick lubricant

  1. :  to smear or daub with grease

    :  to lubricate with grease

    :  to soil with grease

handplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ :  the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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