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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I'm having to scrimp on a few things, shop at the discount stores and dip into my savings to keep up with my bills," says Dennis, 90, a former operations director in the distillery industry.
At the moment I am having to do quite a bit of work on my home and am having to dip into my savings.
When my Portadown wages stop in a couple of weeks I'll have to dip into my savings to survive.