dip into

Meaning: to take money from an amount that has been saved or put aside for a specific purpose

For example:

  • dip into sth Saleena has decided to dip into her savings and take a trip to Thailand.

  • dip into sth If you haven't got change to tip the messenger, dip into our petty cash jar.

Quick Quiz:

I need to buy a safer car for my son, so I'm going to dip into

a. my salary

b. my savings

c. my bank manager

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