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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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Ironically enough, in Saving Private Ryan, a film relating what seems at first like a classic rescue story, the question of salvation is significantly more complicated, and the lines between savior and saved much more blurred.
When emails are deleted from mailboxes users are asked if they want to delete the saved attachment with the deleted email.
By paying off her loans, Regenia saved thousands of dollars in interest that she would have paid had she spread out the payments over several years.
I saved something out of every paycheck I got, no matter how small it was," said Dawson in an interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE in March 2000 (see, "Saving Your Way to Wealth," March 2000).
Additionally, the 2004 RCS shows that most workers say they and/or their spouse have saved money for retirement (68 percent), but the amount they have saved is low.
In addition, there is a 6 percentage-point increase in the share of workers not at all confident that they will have enough money saved for retirement, up from 10 percent in 2002 to 16 percent in 2003.
According to the 2001 Retirement Confidence Survey, Fletcher is one of the 31% of African American workers who have nothing saved toward retirement, versus 19% of all American workers.
Ciminelli, Chairman of the New York Power Authority said, "Every watt of electricity saved by New Yorkers cuts energy costs and contributes to air quality.
Younger generations are following in the tradition of these elders who believed that you saved for something and then bought it, rather than buying it and then paying it off (with interest) for the next 20 years.
Clickability's advanced reporting tool provides The Atlantic Online, The Atlantic Monthly's Web site, with a deeper understanding of traffic patterns -- not only around the pieces of content that are being saved, printed, and recommended by readers, but we can also see how much traffic is being directed to the site via content-based referrals," said Steve Hull, SVP for The Atlantic Monthly.
In the latest clever twist, the products let a reader also see the most popular saved, forwarded or printed pieces at a site.
With SAVE THIS Wireless, users can convert CNN's online content into a wireless-appropriate format, allowing for access to their saved content through any Web-enabled wireless device.
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.
TRADEMARKS: StorageTek, Saved by StorageTek, and "Open, Intelligent and Integrated" are trademarks of Storage Technology Corp.
More than half grade their retirement saving effort "B" or better -- Majority use long-term, rather than market-timed, strategies -- Half have saved more than $50,000 through their 401(k)