ring-fence

verb

ring-fenced; ring-fencing; ring-fences
British
: to put (an amount of money) aside for a specific purpose
The money was ring-fenced for education programs.

Examples of ring-fence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s why none of the hearings, promises, and lobbying—not even ByteDance’s attempt to ring-fence U.S. user data—can assuage Washington’s fears. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 24 Mar. 2024 As a further measure, TikTok pledged $1.5 billion to ring-fencing U.S. data and creating a ‘firewall’ between its U.S. and Chinese operations. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Despite the increase in workplace trends poised to increase workers’ autonomy and ring-fence their personal time, according to Glassdoor research, discussions around mental health and being overworked are still on the rise, indicating employees are still struggling to find a good work-life balance. Byorianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2023 Wakeling says that Allen & Overy is not using personal data for its deployment of Harvey, and wouldn’t do so unless it could be convinced that any data would be ring-fenced and protected from any other use. WIRED, 21 Feb. 2023 Advertisement With forecasts showing global money transfer markets will cross the trillion dollar mark as soon as next year, players in this space are now keen to ring-fence their slice of the pie. Seth Onyango, Quartz, 20 Feb. 2023 With forecasts showing global money transfer markets will cross the trillion dollar mark as soon as next year, players in this space are now keen to ring-fence their slice of the pie. Seth Onyango, Quartz, 20 Feb. 2023

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“Ring-fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-fence. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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