speed money
 n.— «Another term widely used at border crossings is “expediting fee.” For a euphemism it is surprisingly accurate: paying it will keep your bags, and perhaps your contraband, from being dumped onto a floor and sifted through at a leisurely pace. (A related term, used in India, is “speed money”: paying it can get essential business permits issued considerably faster.)» —“How to grease a palm” Economist (United Kingdom) Dec. 19, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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