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sweetener

This page is about the euphemism sweetener

Meaning

a bribe

For example

  • You won't get the contract unless you give the mayor a sweetener.

  • If we arrange a sweetener for the judge, he'll let you off.

Note:
Also "kickback"

Quick Quiz

Government officials who ask for a sweetener are

a. sweet-toothed

b. corrupt

c. honest

Contributor: Matt Errey