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"slush fund" in British English

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slush fundnoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​amount of ​money that is ​kept for ​dishonest or ​illegalactivities in ​politics or ​business: He used his party's ​slushfund to ​buyvotes in the ​election.
(Definition of slush fund from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slush fund" in Business English

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slush fundnoun [C]

uk   us   FINANCE
money that is ​kept by a ​business or other ​organization for ​illegalpurposes: The ​CEOtreated this ​money as his own ​personal slush ​fund and used it to ​evadetaxes. He was convicted of setting up a ​secret slush ​fund to ​bribe politicians.
informal money that is ​kept for unexpected ​costs: We have set up a ​small slush ​fund to ​cover any unexpected ​runningcosts.
(Definition of slush fund from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slush fund”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于政治或商业目的的)非法基金…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於政治或商業目的的)行賄基金…
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