Tea Money

Tea Money

Informal; a bribe made for business purposes in China.
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No ministry will perform such a service without tea money.'
They came for tea money and I didn't want to meet them.
A charity box, raffle prizes, a safe containing tea money and funds for a Christmas party were stolen, as was money collected in the shop's Memory Cafe.
Even if you are resigned to paying for the ad out of the tea money, there are always special deals to be had.
India has got the dubious distinction of having the highest bribery rate in the Asia Pacific, with a survey showing that more than two-thirds of Indians had to pay 'tea money' or fork out other forms of bribe to get public services.
In Japan, matcha tea is rated as the finest green tea money can buy.
The latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 released by Berlin-based graft watchdog Transparency International on January 27 shows that "tea money" remains an important requirement to grease business transaction and receive public services in Southeast Asia.
Medcalf then went on to steal Christmas gifts and tea money from an office and was caught with food stolen from a pub.
Whether it's covering club running costs or simply tea money for a pensioner's association - Wish is here to help deserving community groups where it can.
“As more and more companies shift their locus of growth towards emerging markets, they need to be prepared to encounter and overcome a range of red tape hurdles, from confusing and contradictory taxes in Brazil to tea money (backhanders) in Thailand.
The total of pounds 2,854 was made up of: Auction pounds 940, Gate & Tea money pounds 557.70, Sweep pounds 110, Raffle pounds 216.30 and Personal Contributions pounds 1030.
"The tea money [an Egyptian term for tips] meant I was safe on the road.