slush fund


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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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?
See also: fund, slush
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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