itching palm, have an

itching palm, have an
 Be greedy for money

A concise dictionary of English slang (2nd edition) . . 2015.

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  • itching palm — {n.}, {slang} A wish for money; greed. * /He was born with an itching palm./ * /The bellboys in that hotel seem always to have itching palms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • itching palm — {n.}, {slang} A wish for money; greed. * /He was born with an itching palm./ * /The bellboys in that hotel seem always to have itching palms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have an itching palm — To be greedy for financial gain • • • Main Entry: ↑itch …   Useful english dictionary

  • itching\ palm — noun slang A wish for money; greed. He was born with an itching palm. The bellboys in that hotel seem always to have itching palms …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have an itching palm — be greedy, desire something (especially money) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palm — palm1 [päm] n. [ME palme < OE palm < L palma: so named because its leaf somewhat resembles the palm of the hand] 1. any of an order (Arecales) of tropical or subtropical monocotyledonous trees and shrubs, having a woody, usually unbranched …   English World dictionary

  • itching — itchingly, adv. /ich ing/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by an irritating sensation of the skin. 2. of, pertaining to, or having a longing or desire to do or have something: An itching public anxiously awaits her announcement. 3.… …   Universalium

  • palm — I n. part of the hand 1) to read smb. s palm ( to tell smb. s fortune ) 2) (misc.) to have an itching palm ( to have a great desire for money, bribes ); to grease smb. s palm ( to bribe smb. ) II n. a potted; royal palm * * * [pɑːm] royal palm to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • itching (or itchy) palm —    Someone who has an itching palm is greedy for money, for example tips or commission (as if putting money in the palm of their hand would ease the itch).     He s said to have an itching palm he does nothing without payment! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • palm —    1. an indication of bribery    The hand of the recipient is upturned:     You yourself Are much condemn d to have an itching palm. (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)    Whence to anoint a palm, to bribe, and many punning terms for bribery such as… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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