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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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Another interesting cat is that all those officers who have got out of turn promotions, are sitting on "lucrative" posts, by allegedly greasing the palms of their mentors-both in police department and the provincial government-.
They alleged not only the disposal of their cases was delayed, but verdicts were CAhanded down in favour of the people greasing the palms of judges.
Even after including transportation and other expenses -- which include money meant for greasing the palms of police officers at border points -- they make hefty profit by selling the liquor in Delhi," an official said.
Sources told over 200 persons were illegally occupying lobbies and servant quarters in as many as 11 blocks of parliament lodges and were residing there by greasing the palms of CDA staff.
Similarly a number of Afghans in the capital Quetta also complained of police highhandedness and said that they were being released after greasing the palms of the police.
The patently false claims that appeared in an ad in the July 19 Daily News constitute an escalation in a campaign by Browning Ferris Industries (now known as Allied Waste Industries) that, up to this point, has consisted primarily of greasing the palms of local and state politicians with obscene amounts of cash - about a million dollars in the last three years in lobbying expenses and campaign contributions - in its efforts to profit by expanding this dangerous and unneeded waste facility.
Frank wants Leo to learn a trade, but instead, with Willie's help, Leo signs up for the shady side of Frank's business - greasing the palms of the police and politicians.