Baksheesh


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Baksheesh

Arabic for "gratuity," which is used as a euphemism for bribery.
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The story of "Baksheesh" is set in one of my favorites parts of Istanbul.
"Baksheesh" is a mystery following Kati Hirschel, a Turkish wife of a powerful lawyer who runs a store specializing in mystery books.
As the American minister in Sofia commented, "The French action has been generally interpreted as baksheesh and has created rather an unfavorable reaction than otherwise." (107) Similar problems arose with the terms of a French contract in Bulgaria.
Guaranteed wages, certified food supplies and vast subsidies are all doled out like baksheesh from our overlords, who want to build a more equitable society.
Originally a southern rock band, the Baksheesh Boys quickly added classic rock tunes to its set list.
Well start with Baksheesh. According to Google, Baksheesh is part and parcel of the culture in the Middle East, as many off-plan apartment buyers have found to their cost from greedy project owners.
Have you heard the term "baksheesh?" I first came across it in the early 1970s when I worked for an editor with contacts in the Middle East.
Benefits like this are an entitlement, not baksheesh from our political masters.
Demand for rifles in Afghanistan--both official and unofficial--was never-ending and the aforementioned dealers were only too happy to evade British, Persian and Russian border agents (with the help of a little baksheesh) to satisfy this demand.
Como el baksheesh que en Mexico muchos prefieren pagar al poli, antes que dejar el coche tres dias en el corralon.
I found the Baksheesh culture in Egypt disruptive in politics, tourism, and economics ...
Lilly writes of the Saturday ritual where "women from the neighbourhood arrived with qat and hookahs and set down their blankets" (2005,113); of scenes in the marketplace where there are "beggars pleading 'baksheesh,' ...