put (something) aside for a rainy day

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put (something) aside for a rainy day

To reserve something, especially money, for use in a time or period of unforeseen difficulty, trouble, or need. I know you want to buy a new TV with your bonus, but you should really put that money aside for a rainy day. I put a portion of my wages aside each month for a rainy day.
See also: aside, put, rainy
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The research analyses spending patterns and attitudes towards money in different age groups, revealing that people in their 40s are the least likely to say they feel organised manging their money day-to-day, the least likely to have money put aside for a rainy day, or to pay their bills on time.
Richard Fearon, head of Halifax Savings, said: "While it's great to have some money put aside for a rainy day, saving for something specific makes it harder to justify dipping into your savings because you can see the impact on the things the money could be used for."
Richard Fearon, head of Halifax Savings, said: "Whilst it's great to have some money put aside for a rainy day, saving for something specific makes it harder to justify dipping into your savings because you can see the impact on the things the money could be used for."
Any cash you've put aside for a rainy day should be invested so that it brings you a return which is higher than the inflation rate.
The prize, which will be paid in postal orders, could be put aside for a rainy day or used to fund a holiday in the sun.