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cross someone's palm with silver

Definition of cross someone's palm with silver in English:

humorous Pay someone for a favour or service, especially before having one’s fortune told: we strongly suspect her palm had been crossed with silver in return for her silence
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  • I fall for it every time; who wouldn't - the chance for follicular perfection by just crossing someone's palm with silver.
  • I am the gipsy Zara, and if you cross my palm with silver, I will venture to advise you on your adventures.
  • Some people don't even say thank you, but they do cross my palm with silver, so I can't complain.
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