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salt something away

Definition of salt something away in English:

informal Secretly store or put by something, especially money: they salted the money away in numbered bank accounts around the world
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  • Maggie, tell me about more of the iceberg, because it's easy to imagine that the money would be salted away in gold bouillon or somewhere exotic, piles of cash sitting in some vault somewhere.
  • He told the court: ‘He has carefully salted this money away in safe places, in safe investments and property.’
  • In many countries resources and funds have been salted away by corrupt governments with the result that vital medical and educational programmes are unable to cope or have ceased functioning altogether.
save, put aside, put away, put by, lay by, set aside, lay aside, put to one side, reserve, keep in reserve, deposit, keep, store, stockpile, hoard, stow away, cache
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