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Hush money   /həʃ mˈəni/   Listen
Hush money

noun
1.
A bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret.






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"Hush money" Quotes from Famous Books



... cloyed honey when the sugar granules begin to show through. Pale, pimply in a fashion the powder could cover up, the sag of her facial muscles showed plainly through, as if weary of doling out to the years their hush money, and she was quite obviously down at the heels. Literally so, because when she took them off, her shoes lopped to the sides and could ...
— The Vertical City • Fannie Hurst

... the outside, through the window, when Sprague raised the screen. But there our theories part company. I believe that the murderer was a guest in the Selim home last night, that he or she had made an appointment to meet Sprague there, on the promise of paying the hush money he had demanded, in spite of my warning to him not to carry on with the blackmail scheme. Naturally he or she—and I'll say 'he' from now on, for the sake of convenience—had no intention of being seen entering that room. The bridge game was suggested by Judge Marshall at noon. There was plenty ...
— Murder at Bridge • Anne Austin



Words linked to "Hush money" :   payoff, bribe



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