Definition of palm-greasing in English:


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[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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    • 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.

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