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save up (for something)

To put aside and accumulate money in small increments to be able to buy something. We'll have to save up if we want to take that vacation to Greece next summer. I've stopped eating out at restaurants so I can save up for a new car!
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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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But in Spielberg's film Ryan is not the only one being saved.
In both Titanic and Saving Private Ryan, the rescuers have a parting message for the people they've saved.
For just like these two fictional movie characters, all of us human beings have been saved by the unbelievable generosity and compassion of one whose sacrifice we had no claim on, no right to expect.
Maybe that's not a bad answer, that we respond to being saved by trying to imitate and pass on the generosity of the ones who saved us.
Seventy-three percent of workers who say they have saved for
saved for retirement say it is possible for them to save $20
Through SAVE THIS Wireless, Clickability automatically converts Web publishers' online content into a wireless-appropriate format, allowing registered SAVE THIS users to access their saved content through any Web-enabled wireless device.
The tools allow CNN Interactive users to gather, organize, share and print online content, as well as access their saved Web content via Web-enabled wireless devices.
Based on a study of Americans who've owned 401(k)s for more than 5 years, the majority (54 percent) of respondents graded themselves a "B" or better in terms of how they have saved for retirement.
Its release follows a nationwide telephone study, conducted by Richard Day Research in May, of 504 individuals who have saved, for an average of 9.
Half (51 percent) of the study respondents, who on average were 45 years old, reported having saved more than $50,000 through their 401(k); and, 29 percent reported having saved more than $100,000 through their 401(k).
In fact, the total amount saved for retirement, through 401(k)s and other retirement accounts, by study participants significantly exceeds the amount saved by Americans in general.
In contrast, the recent Public Agenda study found that nearly half of 1200 Americans (46 percent) had saved less than $10,000 for retirement and 401 (k) owners were likely to have more retirement savings assets than those who did not own 401(k)s.