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
More example sentences
- Arbitrators can be influenced, whether by a charismatic negotiator or by palm greasing.
- The group isn't above a bit of palm greasing.
- Turns out there may have been some palm greasing involved by the contractor who was awarded the bid to replace the park with high-priced condos.
Definition of palm-greasing in:
- The US English dictionary