nest egg


nest egg

noun

: an amount of money that is saved over a usually long period of time to pay for something in the future

Full Definition of NEST EGG

1
:  a natural or artificial egg left in a nest especially to induce a hen to continue to lay there
2
:  a fund of money accumulated as a reserve

Examples of NEST EGG

  1. They built up a nest egg for their son's college education.
  2. <paid for the computer out of his nest egg>

First Known Use of NEST EGG

14th century

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