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war chest

n.
1. An accumulation of funds to finance a war effort.
2. A fund reserved for a particular purpose such as a political campaign.

war chest

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a fund collected for a specific purpose, such as an election campaign

war′ chest`


n.
money set aside for a particular purpose, as a political campaign.
[1900–05, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.war chest - a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
fund, monetary fund - a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
Translations
rahastosotakassa
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It may be the political offseason, but some statewide officials are already building sizable war chests with more than two years until they are up for re-election.
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That makes his one of the smallest war chests in the Senate--and puts Helms's resources at about one fifth of what he had during the comparable period in 1995, before his most recent run.
3) Despite this kind of attention, little is actually known about the degree to which war chests diminish entry or reduce the quality of a challenge.
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