slush fund

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Etymology[edit]

Originally in reference to money for miscellaneous uses that sailors made by selling slush (a soft mixture of grease and other ingredients).

Noun[edit]

slush fund (plural slush funds)

  1. Money stored for illegal or dishonest purposes.
    He is said to have used his party’s slush fund to buy votes in the election.
    • 2008 September 28, Illiad [pen name; J. D. Frazer], “The Large Hadron Collider Game”, in Userfriendly.org[1], archived from the original on 2019-05-07:
      7: CERN bestows slush fund on the LHC. Take all pennies from the CERN space.
    • 2017, Jason Hickel, “The Tax Evaders”, in The Divide [] , London: William Heinemann, →ISBN:
      To do this, [the Lord Mayor] has at his disposal a multibillion-pound slush fund for use in lobbying the UK government and governments around the world to bring in laws that are friendly to banks and multinational companies.

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