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Nest egg   Listen
nest egg  n.  
An egg left in the nest to prevent the hen from forsaking it, and to induce her to lay more in the same place.
Hence, (figuratively), Money set aside in a special fund to be used for special occasions, or more commonly, for retirement; as, she set aside a large hunk of her salary every month and had a considerable nest egg for her retirement.

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"Nest egg" Quotes from Famous Books

... money invested in their unprofitable enterprise, for she had no money to invest. Neither had she any capital of scout experience to draw upon. But one little nest egg she had. She had once made a small deposit in this staunch institution of reciprocal kindness. All by herself, and long before she had known of Pee-wee and the scouts, she had done ...
— Pee-wee Harris • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

Words linked to "Nest egg" :   device, fund, monetary fund

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