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 Husband’s Tea.Hush’ai (2 syl.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hush-money.
 
Money given to a person who knows a secret to keep him from mentioning it. A bribe for silence or “hushing” a matter up.   1
 


 Husband’s Tea.Hush’ai (2 syl.), 

 
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