for a rainy day

idiom

informal
: for a time in the future when something will be needed
saving money for a rainy day

Examples of for a rainy day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’ll be increasingly critical as the planet warms and droughts intensify: Sponge cities aim to bank water for a rainy day, or more accurately, a parched one. Matt Simon, WIRED, 15 Mar. 2024 For countries in Europe not on the frontline, there is little point in holding weapons and ammunition stocks for a rainy day. TIME, 21 Feb. 2024 Along the way, we will be treated to glossy videos of a UMG artist like Ryan Tedder asking Google Bard to make a sad beat for a rainy day or whatever while saying that AI is amazing. Nilay Patel, The Verge, 22 Aug. 2023 Beyond that, setting aside a sliver of your cash for a rainy day is prudent. Suchita Nayar, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2023 Fortunately, with careful planning, small-business owners can both save for a rainy day and keep sales coming in. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Beyond that, setting aside a sliver of your cash for a rainy day is prudent. Suchita Nayar, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2023 Jonathan Scott found the perfect activity for a rainy day: send a corny flirty text to your longtime girlfriend. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2023 This is a great borrowing alternative for individuals who regularly contribute to their 401(k) retirement plan and have funds saved for a rainy day. Mara Garcia, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2023

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“For a rainy day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20a%20rainy%20day. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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