save for

save for (someone or something)

1. To put money aside for some particular purpose or purchase in the future. We need to start saving for a new car. I've always made a point of saving for unforeseen emergencies.
2. To put something aside or keep something in reserve for someone or for a future use. A noun or pronoun is used between "save" and "for." I know you wanted to be here on Thanksgiving, so I saved some turkey and pumpkin pie for you. The coach seems to be saving his best players for the second half of the game.
3. With the exception of something. Save for one breakout success no one saw coming, the director's films have all been commercial failures. My entire department is just a bunch of idiots! Well, save for Janet—she's all right.
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save something for someone or something

to reserve something for someone or something. Please save some cake for me. I am saving this cake for tomorrow.
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Women who are also interested in buying homes, she says, should set aside 10% to 20% of their income each month to save for a down payment.
I save for particular things," says Campbell, who is now saving tuition for his college-bound daughter.
You can't save for a kid's college education in the last two years of high school.