The employee described it as a kind of hush money, making staffers disinclined to question dubious company practices.
Plumbers, hush money, enemies list, smoking-gun tape, the whole nine yards.
The Church would “deal with the families in as limited way as possible, and pay them hush money.”
He wants “more than a handout, a payoff, hush money, or a reluctant bribe.”
And that's why he wanted to kill off his Peruvians—they knew too much; probably were trying to bleed him for hush money.
But it is notorious that peculations, hush money, and bribes from privates often swell his income to ten times that amount.
He gave her husband six maunds of rupees as hush money, so the cheat burnt the corpse and returned home laden with spoil.
You want to give me hush money to swallow down an unrightness that burns my flesh?
hush money varies according to the magnitude of the concern, from 250 to 1000 per annum.
Said he was afraid it would lead him to accept ‘dirty money’—you know, hush money—from real wrongdoers.
Money paid to ensure silence: You can't give ''hush money'' to someone who's already talked (1709+)