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save (up) (for something)

to accumulate money in order to buy something. I can't buy a car because I am saving up for college. I don't have the money now, but I am saving up.


(one's) face Fig. to preserve one's good standing, pride, or high position (after a failure). The ambassador was more interested in saving his face than winning the argument. Most diplomats are concerned with saving face.
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A supporter of the plan, he said middle-income earners might be more likely to save if they could withdraw money more easily for emergencies or other needs.
Now click on Tools, General Options, opening the Save Options dialog box (exhibit 8, page 64) where you can enter a password.
Don't talk so much If the average mobile phone call costs 25p and a text is 10p, save by texting instead of talking two or three times a day.
He saves me, not just in another world many years ahead, but right here and now, today.
While the Black America Saves Club page asks for some personal information, the online privacy statements of both BET.
If consumers save only $15 per month on a manicure, they will have $8,933 over 25 years, assuming a 5% annual rate of return.
Those who received allowances as children save 8 percent more than those who did not.
Most people think "when I save $20,000, I'm going to buy a new car or put a down payment on a second home," says Paul Laughlin, assistant vice president and trust officer at Trustmark National Bank in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, which managed McCarty's irrevocable management trust.
So baby boomers are left with the question of how much more they should save to protect themselves from possible future cuts in their Social Security safety net.
Still, says Birse, "I worry whether I'll ever be able to save enough.
We've found 30 ways to save and send them off with tasty treats to keep them fuelled.