Posted by Calie on .
Help! I can't find any information on the origin of the idiom/expression: Grease someone's palm. Please help me!
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"grease (someone`s) palm
- to pay a person for something done or given, to bribe someone
We had to grease the palm of the customs agent at the border to get our goods into the country."