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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