nest egg


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nest egg

n.
1. An artificial or natural egg placed in a nest to induce a bird to continue to lay eggs in that place.
2. A sum of money put by as a reserve.

nest egg

n
1. a fund of money kept in reserve; savings
2. (Agriculture) a natural or artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay their eggs in it

nest′ egg`


n.
1. money saved and held as a reserve for emergencies, retirement, etc.
2. a natural or artificial egg placed in a nest to induce a hen to continue laying eggs there.
[1600–10]

nest egg

- Poultry farmers formerly placed a porcelain or other fake egg in a hen's nest to encourage it to lay more eggs—from this came nest egg, money saved to encourage the making of more.
See also related terms for lay.

Nest egg

Nest eggs, usually made of wood, porcelain, or celluloid, were put in hens’ nests to promote egg laying— the idea being that if a hen saw an egg (real or artificial) already in a nest she would be more likely to lay one herself.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nest egg - a fund of money put by as a reservenest egg - a fund of money put by as a reserve
fund, monetary fund - a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
2.nest egg - device consisting of an artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay their eggs in it
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"

nest egg

noun savings, fund(s), store, reserve, deposit, fall-back, cache They have a little nest egg tucked away for a rainy day.

nest egg

noun
A supply stored or hidden for future use:
Slang: stash.
Translations
munitusmunapesämuna

nest egg

n (lit)Nestei nt; (fig)Notgroschen m; to have a nice little nest egg (fig)sich (dat)einen Notgroschen zurückgelegt haben

nest egg

n (fig) → gruzzolo
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