a nest egg

Meaning: If you have a nest egg, you have money put away for the future.

For example:

  • When Indira inherited some money from her grandpa, she didn't spend it. She decided it was time she had a nest egg so she put it into an investment fund.

  • Poor old Bill. He married a girl while he was in some foreign country and she got her hands on his nest egg, and now he's back here - with nothing.

Quick Quiz:

Kylie has decided she wants a nest egg, so she's

a. gone to the shop to get one

b. saving as much as she can

c. learning how to grow one

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Contributor: Matt Errey