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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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It is because of them that a poor person cannot get any work done without greasing the palms in a government office," he added.
The watchdog also noted that of the 36 countries that have signed the OECD's anti-bribery convention forbidding greasing the palms of foreign officials, "as many as 20 show little or no enforcement of the rules."
Loss of land records, though partially, posses a serious threat for the small farmers and it is feared that feudal lord would try to grab as much land as possible by greasing the palms of lower staff of the land revenue department.
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.
The pretender to the throne of England is travelling the land, greasing the palms of noblemen in a bid to win their loyalty.
The regional selective assistance grants may be a successful way of greasing the palms of big business but we don't have to like it.
This involved greasing the palms of every money-grabbing sports administrator in a position to guarantee them a favourable response.
No longer will Western businessmen, and their shadowy middlemen, armed with contracts for prestigous development projects and hidden slush funds, get away with greasing the palms of Third World government ministers and their officials.
Appointment in government services, admission in school, enjoyment of utility services, almost everything needs gratification, nothing can be had without greasing the palms of the departmental chiefs.
They could only save themselves by greasing the palms of the law-enforcers.
They are greasing the palms of the authorities and playing havoc with society.