Grease One's Fist
or Palm (To). To give a bribe.
“Grease my fist with a tester or two, and ye shall find it in your
pennyworths.” —Quarles: The Virgin Widow, iv. 1. p. 40.
S. You must oyl it first.
C. I understand you - Greaze him i' the fist.
Cartwright: Ordinary (1651).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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