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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.
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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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