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
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of cross someone's palm with silver in:
- The US English dictionary