grease one’s palms – verb


make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence


  • Grease ones palms: I bought my friend’s old laptop for a cheap price.
  • Grease ones palms: The politician was accused of greasing the palms of officials to win the contract.
  • Grease ones palms: The businessman offered a bribe to grease the palms of the customs officer and avoid paying import taxes.
  • Grease ones palms: The celebrity was caught greasing the palms of paparazzi to get more favorable coverage.
  • Grease ones palms: The athlete was rumored to have greased the palms of the judges to secure a higher score.


  • Buy
  • Purchase
  • Acquire
  • Procure
  • Obtain

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