Congress felt that they were being used as slush funds to allow senior management to loot the firm.
Each week, the Beast will sift through the slush and scoop out what needs to be read, looked at and discussed.
A Buddhist priest walks knee deep in slush among buildings that have uprooted like trees.
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.
The days were severe, and the nights were spent in a soaked tent, pitched in slush or snow.
It was a rainy evening, and everything was slush and fog and gloom.
Even the sheds under which they are to sleep are three inches deep in slush.
You're right in all the slush—mother won't like it, I tell you!
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]