Definition of nest egg in English:

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nest egg

Pronunciation: /ˈnest ˌeɡ/


1A sum of money saved for the future: I worked hard to build up a nice little nest egg
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  • My best bet, I figured, was to work full time for awhile and save enough money to have a nest egg for college.
  • ISAs are probably the best way for us to save money for a rainy day, build up a nest egg and save for the long term.
  • Younger workers should have the opportunity to build a nest egg by saving part of their Social Security taxes in a personal retirement account.
savings, life savings, cache, funds, reserve
2A real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay eggs there.

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