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a nest egg

This page is about the idiom 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
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