Nest-egg



noun
1.
money saved and held in reserve for emergencies, retirement, etc.
2.
a natural or artificial egg placed in a nest to induce a hen to continue laying eggs there.
noun
1.
a fund of money kept in reserve; savings
2.
a natural or artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay their eggs in it

noun phrase

Saved money, esp for use in retirement or an enterprise, emergency, etc (1700+)

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