Yet, at the party conference and in Shadow Cabinet meetings and in Parliament, she regularly reduced these chaps to mush.
Children play with forks, using the sharp tines to reduce green beans to a mush, or to turn potatoes pink with ketchup.
And because it makes us mush our words, as when we talk to babies.
"kind of porridge," 1670s, in the American colonies, variant of mash (n.) "soft mixture." Meaning "anything soft and thick" is attested from 1824.
command to sled dogs, first recorded 1862, as mouche, perhaps altered from French marchons! "advance!" (imperative of marcher "to march;" see march (v.)).
"to pound to a pulp," 1781, from mush (n.). Related: Mushed; mushing.
[perhaps an alteration of mash, ''something soft and pulpy'']
The face, esp the mouth and jaws: He pulled his mush away from the plate and sighed
[1859+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Romany, ''man'']