What is the meaning of Palm and grease in this sentence.

He then listed out the palms we had to grease in order to open a place to teach kids in our country.

I read this sentence from the book "Revolution 2020".


I think it may refer to the expression :to grease the palm or hand:

grease someone's palm or hand, to give someone money as a bribe.

Example : We arrived at Almaty Airport, and from the moment the customs officer made it obvious in his fractured English that our entrance would be made easier if we greased his palm, we realised that all our Anglo-Saxon assumptions about how societies are run were not very relevant here.

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    Fascinating that the idiom 'To grease (someone's) palm' is from the 1580s. – Third News Jun 25 '14 at 7:44

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