squirrel away

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Verb1.squirrel away - save up as for future use
lay aside, save up, save - accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary"
auf die hohe Kante legen
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We need to budget so that we can squirrel away a financial safety net to cover unexpected bills - and to ensure we have the funds to enjoy the lifestyle we want throughout our lives.
YouTube users who often squirrel away while binging on all sorts of videos can now share the experience with friends through a new app.
Shameless Karus, 54 - who sued his own mum over money - set up European Property Holdings and based them in Panama to squirrel away assets while fighting court battles.
Pupils from a village school are helping National Trust staff at Washington Old Hall squirrel away a bumper crop of hazelnuts.
TIME buyers in Wales squirrel away PS17,546 towards their
Bill Prince We all pay for tax evasion and tax avoidance, too, and the amounts the super-rich squirrel away through tax dodges makes benefit fraud amounts look like peanuts.
We watch them trade in one flashy sports car for another as mere mortals struggle to pay off our mortgage and squirrel away money for a rainy day.
INSURANCE and investment group Legal &General said it will smash full-year targets as more individuals and companies squirrel away money to protect them against the financial chaos.
FORCING banks to squirrel away more of their money could have "profoundly negative consequences" for the UK's economy, it is claimed.
PARK Group has said the popularity of its Christmas savings scheme helped boost profits amid signs that the financial gloom is encouraging anxious consumers to squirrel away money for the festive season.
And if you know you'll still be around at 80 then at least you could squirrel away a few bob in readiness for years of nursing home fees - that or make sure you treat the kids well so they'll stump up the cash.
There is a verb to squirrel away, and its past tense, squirreled (pronounced to rhyme with world, hurled, etc.