hush money


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hush money

Money paid to someone to keep them from revealing sensitive information. A: "What are we going to do about that witness?" B: "Don't worry, we'll give him some hush money."
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hush money

Fig. money paid as a bribe to persuade someone to remain silent and not reveal certain information. Bob gave his younger sister hush money so that she wouldn't tell Jane that he had gone to the movies with Sue. The crooks paid Fred hush money to keep their whereabouts secret.
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hush money

A bribe paid to keep something secret, as in No amount of hush money will keep that scandal from coming out. [c. 1700]
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hush money

Hush money is money that is paid to someone to stop them telling other people about something. Reports say that he has paid several children millions of pounds in hush money after they threatened to take him to court.
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hush money

n. money paid to buy someone’s silence. There was some hush money paid to someone in city hall.
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Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen stated that the adult film star denied the accusations regarding the hush money that was allegedly paid to her.
Caddy says he had steadfastly turned down offers of hush money for his clients, an assertion supported by testimony in at least one Watergate-related trial.
His comments came after reports that the Roman Catholic Church secretly paid thousands of pounds of hush money across the country.
Marcoux wants to imply that the $450,000, which he says he spent years pursuing, was hush money.
Adding an unusual twist, Duchovny also alleges series creator and executive producer Chris Carter conspired with Fox to cover up the self-dealing, and was paid hush money amounting to millions of dollars for his compliance.
Barry Hills struck in the claimer with Hush Money and the Lambourn trainer cannot remember having a winner at the Cumbrian venue before.
But his greatest danger is said to come from the possible payment of hush money to Webster Hubbell.
I would be very upset if money that I gave to the church was used as hush money to keep a sex offender from being punished.
The problem is we do understand: Many corporations are paying hush money to their most vocal critics.
The PSE refused this demand for hush money, and will not be a party to any attempt at extortion.
8 million of unpaid hush money to a man who has alleged the former speaker of the U.
According to the Sunday People, the files show that Jackson paid huge sums of hush money over 15 years.
Nicola is all set to enjoy having a hold over Carl, reminding him that she can still turn him into the police - but then Jimmy goes and spoils it by pointing out that Rodney's hush money came out of the business account, and they all face going bust.
The Saudi man then allegedly gave the victim BD20 as hush money and told him to keep quite about the attack, before they fled the scene.
The sweetheart deal looks a lot like hush money - taxpayer cash in exchange for Keller's silence.