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lay aside

Meaning: to keep something for the future, such as money

Synonym: set aside, put aside, save

For example:

  • lay aside sth She was trying to lay aside enough money for a trip to Europe in the spring.

  • lay sth aside Try to lay a small amount aside every month for unexpected expenses.

Quick Quiz:

You should start thinking about laying some money aside for
  1. the past
  2. the present
  3. the future

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