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palm-greasing Line breaks: palm-greasing

Definition of palm-greasing in English:

noun

[mass noun] informal
Bribery used to secure illicit advantages or gains in politics or business: after considerable palm-greasing, the plan for a commercial building was approved
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  • In the initial phase of their ascent on the ladder of material prosperity they had indulged in some palm-greasing themselves.
  • Ever since the scandal of extensive palm-greasing to secure the winter Games for Salt Lake City, the Olympic process has been hardened up.
  • Much of the corruption takes the form of bureaucratic palm-greasing, with clerks demanding small bribes to stamp forms or police officers at checkpoints requiring truck drivers to pay to enter cities.

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