Handbags can be security blankets for the most powerful women–held close even when they could be palmed off on a chorus of aides.
They played with coins, pitched them into the air, palmed them, made them appear and disappear with marvellous rapidity.
How maddening if, seeing that I was an unprotected man, they palmed off Jaeger on me!
He cut a slice of Schnitz-pie and palmed it against the bull's big snout to be snuffled up.
They have palmed the character upon him, they have burned him in the hand.
Not pastes only but clear crystals have long been palmed off on the unwary for diamonds.
It is the brass of ignorance which has been palmed off upon us for the gold of truth.
Proverbs and tales and witty sayings were palmed off as having emanated from his lips.
You require two coins for this trick, one palmed in your left hand.
Prior to, and immediately after the trick, the thimble may be palmed as instructed elsewhere.
"flat of the hand," c.1300, from Old French palme (Modern French paume), from Latin palma "palm of the hand," also "flat end of an oar; palm tree," from PIE *pel- "to spread out; flat" (cf. Greek palame "open hand," Old Irish lam, Welsh llaw, Old English folm, Old High German folma "hand," Sanskrit panih "hand, hoof"). Palm oil is earlier in the punning sense of "bribe" (1620s) than in the literal sense of "oil from the fruit of the West African palm" (1705, from palm (n.2)).
tropical tree, Old English palma, Old French palme, both from Latin palma "palm tree," originally "palm of the hand;" the tree so called from the shape of its leaves, like fingers of a hand (see palm (n.1)).
The word traveled early to northern Europe, where the tree does not grow, via Christianity, and took root in the local languages (e.g. Old Saxon palma, Old High German palma, Old Norse palmr). Palm Sunday is Old English palm-sunnandæg.
In ancient times, a leaf or frond was carried or worn as a symbol of victory or triumph, or on feast days; hence figurative use of palm for "victory, triumph" (late 14c.). Palm court "large room in a hotel, etc., usually decorated with potted palms" first recorded 1908.
"impose (something) on (someone)," 1670s, from palm (n.1). Extended form palm off is from 1822.
The inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
To conceal a playing card against the palm in order to use it in a gambling hand: It was five cards that he palmed, three aces and a pair of queens (1673+)