One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he used his considerable wealth to bribe officials’
buy off, pay off, suborn, give an inducement to, corrupt
informal grease someone's palm, give someone a backhander, give someone a sweetener, keep someone sweet, get at, fix, square
British informal nobble
1‘he accepted bribes from lobbyists’
North American payola
informal backhander, pay-off, kickback, sweetener, carrot
British informal bung, dropsy
North American informal plugola, schmear
Australian informal sling
rare douceur, drop
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