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put (something) aside

1. Literally, to put something to one's side. Would you mind putting those books aside so I can clean the desk? Please put your phone aside while I'm talking to you!
2. To temporarily stop focusing on or paying attention to something. Put the financial aspects aside for a moment and focus on what kind of work would make you the happiest. Can you two just put aside your differences for now and get this done, please?
3. To reserve or save something for someone or for a later use. I can put the dress aside for you, if you'd like to think about it for a day. I recommend you put aside your bonus as a rainy-day fund for the future.
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put something aside (for something)

to hold something in reserve for some purpose. You should put a little of the sugar aside for your coffee in the morning. Please put aside some money for me. I can put a little aside.
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put something aside

to set or place something to the side. I put the magazine aside and began reading a book. Put aside your work for a minute and listen to what I have to tell you.
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put aside

1. Also, put by or away . Save, store up for future use, as in We put aside all the toys for our grandchildren, or James put by dozens of cans of tomatoes this year, or She put away some of her salary every month. The first two terms date from the late 1700s, the third from the late 1800s.
2. Also, set aside. Place out of the way, as in The clerk put the bruised fruit aside to sell at reduced prices, or We set aside the outdoor furniture before we water the lawn. [Late 1800s]
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put aside

v.
1. To move something to the side in order to clear a space: We put the books on the shelf aside and made room for the picture. I put aside my homework and cleaned the table.
2. To stop discussing or paying attention to something: Let's put these problems aside. Put aside your differences and work together.
3. To save something for use at a later time: I put aside a little cash for an emergency. You should take some of your earnings and put it aside for college.
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Contrary to popular belief, millennials are actually better at saving than their parent generation, but as a back-up, apps like Digit, which round up transactions, make it easier to save subconsciously, and also prompt users to put something aside when they have extra in their accounts.
A lot of us associate savings with austerity, sacrifice, constantly denying ourselves things or experiences we really want to put something aside for a tomorrow that seems very far away -- so it's no surprise we'd sometimes rather avoid the whole thing.
And the company's data-crunchers found nearly one-in-three low earners - 31 per cent - manage to put something aside at least once every three months - that's two per cent more than their more well-heeled peers in the UAE.
SAVINGS It's always vital to put something aside for the future
George Slack, head of financial planning for Brewin Dolphin, has tips that can help you put something aside, to help your later years be as fulfilling as possible.
Anyway, now that the financial sector is towing the line and the bonus culture is over, will he heed is own advice to put something aside for a rainy day and not spend money the country just has not got?
The question is do you focus it [inheritance tax] on millionaires or do you focus it on genuine working families who have worked all their lives and put something aside.
Most families I know include two working parents, and even so are hard-pressed to feed and clothe themselves and their children, while hoping to put something aside toward their family's higher education.
IF you can't afford to tie up your cash in a pension plan at the moment, put something aside each month in a mini cash Isa.
We also had a great holiday out of the money and put something aside for a rainy day.
Do as we did save - cut out holidays, put something aside for your future and for God's sake leave we old ones alone.
In fact, the Detroit native and her siblings always put something aside from their allowances into individual bank accounts.
54 a week for those who have put something aside for their old age.
National Savings have traditionally been a favourite among parents looking to put something aside for their children.
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