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in funds

Having enough money as capital to spend or invest. The company has been accused of manipulating its books to give it the appearance of being in funds to its shareholders, though it was actually laden with debt. These corporate figureheads will exploit their workers by any means necessary, so long as it keeps them in funds.
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crowdfund

To raise money for something, such as a project or cause, by soliciting donations from a large network of people, often via social media. If the studio won't finance our movie, then we'll have to turn to crowdfunding. I'm crowdfunding to raise money for a local family whose house burned down.

slush fund

An ancillary or reserve fund that has been accumulated or set aside for undesignated or unspecified purposes, especially those that are or are viewed as being illicit, corrupt, or morally questionable. It has come to light that the senator paid for special treatment by the newspapers out of her party's slush fund. The CEO instructed his lawyer to use the company's slush fund to settle the lawsuit out of court.
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in funds

having money to spend. British
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slush fund

n. a fund of money that can be used for various unofficial and discretionary purposes. How much is left in the slush fund?
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