grease the palm of (someone)

Definition of grease the palm of (someone)

  1. :  to give (someone) money to do something illegal or dishonest They had to grease the palms 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

palmplay
  1. :  any of a family (Palmae synonym Arecaceae) of mostly tropical or subtropical monocotyledonous trees, shrubs, or vines with usually a simple stem and a terminal crown of large pinnate or fan-shaped leaves

    :  a leaf of the palm as a symbol of victory or rejoicing

    :  a branch (as of laurel) similarly used

  1. :  the somewhat concave part of the human hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist or the corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal

    :  a flat expanded part especially at the end of a base or stalk (as of an anchor)

    :  a unit of length based on the breadth or length of the hand

  1. :  to conceal in or with the hand

    :  to take or pick up stealthily

    :  to hand stealthily

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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