Also, itching palm. A desire for money, greed; also, wanting a bribe. For example, The porter has an itchy palm; he wants a big tip, or The mayor was known for his itchy palm. This expression alludes to placing money in the palm of the hand. [Late 1500s]
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These villages used to harvest rubber, cacao, palm oil, and coffee beans.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway|Nina Strochlic|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the day of the AFI dinner, Hitchcock receives a wire from Frank Capra, who is in Palm Springs.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In our digital world, all the accumulated knowledge of human history is available in the palm of our hands.The Facts About Ferguson Matter, Dammit|Doug McIntyre|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About 9:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday in 1965, a tornado struck Toledo, Ohio.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Now get on your knees and crawl,” he demanded with the slap of a leather horse crop against the palm of his hand.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix|Justin Jones|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tobacco at this period was also rolled up in the leaves of the Palm and smoked.
His strong hands lay palm downwards on the arms of his chair, pressing them hard.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.Uncanny Tales|Various
She had taken off her glove now, and her palm left on his a reminiscence of Peau d'Espagne.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
The natives of Guiana use a tube or pipe not unlike a cheroot, made from the rind of the fruit of a species of palm.