He had slews and slathers of money, as Yankee Bill would say.
The rains have brought mushrooms, slathers of mushrooms, and I joy in gathering them.
That was the way things came to Warble; in slathers—in big fat chunks.
Avoid putting on the adhesive material in "gobs and slathers."
Why, he had slathers of money, and Freda was just the girl to grace it.
They've got slathers of money an' they're sure dippy on each other.
Anyway, the story goes that he had slathers of it, and they could only find a couple of thousands when he died.
Fate laid on in broad strokes—in great splashes—in slathers.
He kept very close to himself, but he always seemed to have slathers of money.
Then, he drew together a great heap of crisp shavings and slathers, plentifully besprinkling it with what remained in the can.
"spread liberally," 1847, of uncertain origin. Early 19c. local glossaries from western England have the word with a sense "to slip or slide."
Slather on the manure on all the hoed crops, if you have it; if not buy of your improvident neighbor. ["Genesee Farmer," June 1847]Sometimes said to be from a dialectal noun meaning "large amount" (usually as plural, slathers), but this is first attested 1855. Related: Slathered; slathering.
A large quantity; oodles: It cost the railroads slathers of money
[1857+; ultimately fr Irish sliotar]