Tea Money

Tea Money

Informal; a bribe made for business purposes in China.
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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.
In Japan, matcha tea is rated as the finest green tea money can buy.
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.
8220;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.
The tea money [an Egyptian term for tips] meant I was safe on the road.
Robbers' wasted effort A GANG of Teesside safe crackers spent a night ripping the back off a safe at A Wood and Sons in Middlesbrough only to find it contained about 50p, the tea money collected in coppers.
EVERYONE has co-workers who make office hours tough - the person who owes tea money, or always talks about their other half.
It is all very understandable of course, once you realise that a banker today cannot be trusted with the office tea money.