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slush pile

Syllabification: slush pile

Definition of slush pile in English:

noun

informal
A stack of unsolicited manuscripts that have been sent to a publishing company for consideration.
Example sentences
  • I particularly recommend her piece on the slush pile.
  • The book is then part of the editor's slush pile.
  • Their writing seems like random samplings from the slush pile at a third-rate college newspaper.

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