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nest egg

This page is about the slang term nest egg

Meaning: money saved for the future or for retirement

For example:

  • When Jane retired, she had to live on the nest egg she'd saved in the bank.

  • Most people use banks as a source of loans and credit rather than as a place to keep their nest egg.

Quick Quiz:

Mark keeps his nest egg in

a. his birdcage

b. his refrigerator

c. his bank

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Contributor: Matt Errey