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be on the hush

To be in a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; to be known only by a select few people. I need to tell you some important news, but it has to be on the hush for a while. This is on the hush, but I just found out John and Tracey are getting married soon!
See also: hush, on

be on the hush-hush

To be in a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; to be known only by a select few people. I need to tell you some important news, but it has to be on the hush-hush for a while. Apparently it's on the hush-hush, but I just found out John and Tracey are getting married soon!
See also: on

hush (one's) mouth

To stop talking; be quiet; shut up. Typically used as an imperative. Would you hush your mouth already? I'm sick of hearing you complain. The professor told the class to hush their mouths before he began his lecture.
See also: hush, mouth

hush fell over

A sudden silence occurred (among those present) in an otherwise noisy setting. A hush fell over the audience as the famous pianist took the stage.
See also: fell, hush, over

hush money

Money paid to keep someone 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."
See also: hush, money

hush up

1. To be quiet. You kids need to hush up once we go into the church, OK?
2. To cause someone to be quiet. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hush" and "up." The baby wouldn't stop crying until she was reunited with her favorite stuffed animal—that hushed her right up!
3. To keep sensitive information from being publicized. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hush" and "up." They were accused of trying to hush up the scandal by firing anyone involved. A: "What are we going to do about that witness?" B: "Don't worry, we'll hush him up with some money."
4. slang To kill someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hush" and "up." Ray hushed up the informant, just as the boss told him to.
See also: hush, up

hush-hush

In a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; known only by a select few people. I need to tell you some important news, but it has to be hush-hush for a while. Apparently it's hush-hush, but I just found out John and Tracey are getting married soon!

keep (something) on the hush

To keep something in a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; to allow something to be known only by a select few people. I need to tell you something, but you have to keep it on the hush, OK? I just found out John and Tracey are getting married soon, but I have to keep the news on the hush!
See also: hush, keep, on

keep (something) on the hush-hush

To keep something in a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; to allow something to be known only by a select few people. I need to tell you something, but you have to keep it on the hush-hush, OK? I just found out John and Tracey are getting married soon, but I have to keep the news on the hush-hush!
See also: keep, on

on the hush

In a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; being known only by a select few people. I need to tell you some important news, but you have to keep it on the hush, OK? Apparently it's on the hush, but I just found out John and Tracey are getting married soon!
See also: hush, on

on the hush-hush

In a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; being known only by a select few people. I need to tell you some important news, but you have to keep it on the hush-hush, OK? Apparently it's on the hush-hush, but I just found out John and Tracey are getting married soon!
See also: on

a hush fell over someone or something

Fig. a sudden silence enveloped something or a group. As the conductor raised his arms, a hush fell over the audience. The coach shouted and a hush fell over the locker room.
See also: fell, hush, over

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.
See also: hush, money

hush someone up

 
1. to make someone quiet. Please hush the children up. I have a telephone call. Hush up those kids!
2. Sl. to kill someone. The gang was afraid the witness would testify and wanted to hush him up. Mr. Big told Sam to hush up Richard.
See also: hush, up

hush something up

Fig. to keep something a secret; to try to stop a rumor from spreading. We just couldn't hush it up. We wanted to hush up the story, but there was no way to do it.
See also: hush, up

hush up

to be quiet; to get quiet; to stop talking. You talk too much. Hush up! I want you to hush up and sit down!
See also: hush, up

Hush your mouth!

Inf Please be quiet. (Not very polite.) I've heard enough of that talk. Hush your mouth! Now, hush your mouth! You shouldn't talk like that!
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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]
See also: hush, money

hush up

Keep from public knowledge, suppress mention of. For example, They tried to hush up the damaging details. [First half of 1600s]
See also: hush, up

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.
See also: hush, money

hush up

v.
1. To stop talking; become quiet: The crowd hushed up as the speaker approached the podium. Hush up—you'll wake the baby!
2. To make someone stop talking or become quiet: The guards hushed up the prisoners. Please hush the kids up—I've got a headache.
3. To prevent something from being talked about; keep something from public knowledge: The government acted quickly to hush up the scandal. The editor hushed the news story up.
See also: hush, up

hush money

n. money paid to buy someone’s silence. There was some hush money paid to someone in city hall.
See also: hush, money

hush someone up

1. tv. to make someone be quiet. Please hush your baby up!
2. tv. to kill someone. Nobody knew how to get to Mr. Gutman to hush him up.
See also: hush, someone, up

hush something up

tv. to keep something a secret; to try to stop a rumor from spreading. We wanted to hush up the story, but there was no way to do it.
See also: hush, something, up

hush-hush

(ˈhəʃˈhəʃ)
1. mod. secret; undercover. The matter is so hush-hush I can’t talk about it over the phone.
2. mod. secretly. They did it so hush-hush that no one knew for a long time.
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