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Grease

A slang term for bribery.
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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.
This is largely because our new supremo Mandelson, Lord of the Lies, is generally out greasing the palms and goodness knows whatever else of foreign potentates as he prepares for a life beyond Labour, in about six months or so.
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.
The practice of greasing the palms of traffic school instructors to obtain completion certificates may be getting a bit more dicey.
They don't mention that when it comes to throwing good money after bad, greasing the palms of crooked delegates and freeloading on a monstrous scale, the Olympics is the Daddy of them all.
Up until a year ago paedophiles, like Praill, could easily walk away from child sex charges by greasing the palms of police officers and prosecutors with bundles of cash.
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.