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Grease One’s Fist or Palm (To)

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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 iʹ the fist.”


Cartwright: Ordinary (1651).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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