dip into (one's) savings

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dip into (one's) savings

To take money from one's savings account in small amounts. When my car broke down, I had to dip into my savings to pay for all of the repairs.
See also: dip, saving

dip into one's savings

Fig. to take out part of the money one has been saving. (See also dip in(to something).) I had to dip into my savings in order to pay for my vacation. I went to the bank and dipped into savings. There wasn't much left.
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There's only one problem: along the way, she keeps running into friends who are in trouble, and need her to dip into her savings to help.
And Whitney decides to dip into her savings to pay for a post-mortem to find out what killed Wellard.
SHE decides to dip into her savings and book a posh hotel for a long weekend of champagne, posh meals - and, hopefully, plenty of passionate sex.
Owner Molly Badham is already having to dip into her savings to feed the animals.