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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Palm Oil.
 
Bribes, or rather money for bribes, fees, etc.   1
        “In Ireland the machinery of a political movement will not work unless there is plenty of palm-oil to prevent friction.”—Irish Seditions from 1792 to 1880, p. 39.
        “The rich may escape with whole skins, but those without ‘palm-oil’ have scant mercy.”—Nineteenth Century, Aug., 1892, p. 312.
 


 Palm Off (To)Palm Sunday. 

 
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