Examples of war chest in a Sentence
The candidate held fund-raising dinners to build up his war chest.
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The Republican National Committee has also built up a war chest of $40 million, compared with $6 million for the Democrats.
The Chinese behemoth is building up its war chest to win market share in new places at a time when Uber is wrapping up a scandal-ridden year.
Bill de Blasio decisively won the Democratic nomination for New York mayor Tuesday, sailing to victory armed with the power of incumbency and a nearly $8 million campaign war chest.
With Hogan sitting on a major war chest that topped $5 million earlier this year, political experts say Democratic hopefuls will need substantial resources to compete for the primary and have a shot at upsetting the popular incumbent.
With a net worth of $3.5 billion, Pritzker will certainly be able to compete with Rauner’s own war chest.
With the makeover, Hess is building a war chest to help develop a discovery off the coast of Guyana in South America that may hold the equivalent of 2.5 billion barrels of oil, according to company estimates.
Heading into the stretch run in the election for two open judgeships on the North Shore, Alan Zaunbrecher had the largest remaining war chest of any of the four candidates.
Duggan has also raised a war chest of $2.2 million in comparison to state Sen. Coleman Young II's $39,000.
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Financial Definition of WAR CHEST
What It Is
A war chest is the cash set aside to deal with unexpected changes in a business environment or to take advantage of a sudden opportunity.
How It Works
Uncertainties, unexpected events and opportunities occur regularly in business environments. In most cases, these events cost money or jeopardize revenues. The ability of a business to handle these unexpected cash needs may mean the difference between success and failure, between new growth and missed opportunities. For example, a business may use a war chest to attempt a takeover of a competitor.
WAR CHEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of war chest for English Language Learners
: an amount of money that can be used by a government to pay for a war
: an amount of money intended for a specific purpose, action, or campaign
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