squirrel away

phrasal verb

squirreled away or squirrelled away; squirreling away or squirrelling away; squirrels away
: to put (something) in a safe or secret place especially so that it can be kept for future use
Most of his money is squirreled away somewhere.

Examples of squirrel away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magnifico squirrels away the wishes in his castle, only deigning to grant one occasionally. EW.com, 17 Nov. 2023 Latinos squirrel away cash in all sorts of weird places. Jp Brammer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 There are also large differences by income group: Wealthier families, who were able to squirrel away money during the pandemic and have benefited from soaring home values and stock portfolios, have continued to spend heavily, obscuring slowdowns among lower-income groups. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, 12 June 2023 For one, millennials with a retirement plan squirrel away more of their income than either boomers or Gen Xers do, contributing 16% annually compared with less than 10% per year for the older generations, Goodsell noted. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 18 Apr. 2023

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“Squirrel away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirrel%20away. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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