I needed to write a book, which would leap out from the slush pile.
Each week, the Beast will sift through the slush and scoop out what needs to be read, looked at and discussed.
While USAID turned into a slush fund for Dobson, Powell remained the good soldier, loyal to White House orders.
And it became a slush fund for those beloved social programs.
An intern had fished it out of the slush pile and handed it to Linville.
The days were severe, and the nights were spent in a soaked tent, pitched in slush or snow.
Then there was silence, but for the "gluck" with which we lifted our feet from the slush.
Even the sheds under which they are to sleep are three inches deep in slush.
It was a rainy evening, and everything was slush and fog and gloom.
I looked at him and said, “am I to bathe in that mud and slush?”
1640s, "melting snow, snow and water," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian and Swedish slask "slushy ground;" obsolete Danish slus "sleet"), all probably imitative of the sound of sloshing. Slush fund is first attested 1839, from an earlier sense of slush "refuse fat" (1756); the money from the sale of a ship's slush was distributed among the officers, which was the original sense of the phrase. The extended meaning "money collected for bribes and to buy influence" is first recorded 1874, no doubt with suggestions of "greasing" palms.
A suburb of cheap mass-produced houses, ugly business places, etc: The towns all merged in one faceless, undifferentiated slurb
[1962+; probably a blend of slum and suburb]