nest egg noun
: an amount of money that is saved over a usually long period of time to pay for something in the future
: a natural or artificial egg left in a nest especially to induce a hen to continue to lay there
: a fund of money accumulated as a reserve
Examples of NEST EGG
- They built up a nest egg for their son's college education.
- <paid for the computer out of his nest egg>
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