slush pile Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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slush pilenoun [C]

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a ​pile of manuscripts (= early ​versions) of ​books that have been ​sent by ​writers to a ​publisher and that will ​probably n+ot be ​published: Her ​novel was ​rescued from the ​slushpile and made into a ​hitmovie.
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