miércoles, 23 de abril de 2014

TODAY'S IDIOM: GREASE SOMEONE'S PALM

"GREASE SOMEONE'S PALM"

If you grease someone's palm, you pay them a bribe.

Example: The only way to get a government contract around here is to grease someone's palm.

Sobornar.

Example sentences:

  • If you want to get out of jail, grease the warden's palm and the guards will let you escape / Si quieres salir de la cárcel, soborna a los guardias y te dejarán escapar.

  • It was obvious that many people had greased the chief of police's palm because he had become very rich / Era obvio que mucha gente había sobornado al jefe de la policía porque él se hizo muy rico.

Additional examples:

  • If you want to get something done around here, you have to grease someone's palm.

  • Drug barons were greasing the palm of the chief of police.





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