cross one's palm with silver

付錢給某人 (尤指算命者或有好消息奉告者)。

例句:

  • I crossed his palm with silver, but he still stood there. (我已付錢給他,但他還站那裡)
  • You will find that things happen much faster in hotels if you cross the staff's palms with silver fairly often. (如果你常常給旅館員工一些小費,你會發現事情處理起來快了很多)

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