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save (something) 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 Christmas bonus, but you should really save it for a rainy day. I save a portion of my wages each month for a rainy day.
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save (something) for a rainy day

 and put something aside for a rainy day; hold something back for a rainy day; keep something for a rainy day
Fig. to reserve something--usually money--for some future need. I've saved a little money for a rainy day. Keep some extra allowance for a rainy day.
See also: rainy, save

save (something) for a rainy day

If you save for a rainy day or save money for a rainy day, you save some of your money in case there are emergencies or problems in the future. Saving for a rainy day and paying off debts is now a top priority for families. Job loss fears are forcing millions of consumers to save for a rainy day rather than borrow. Note: Verbs such as keep, put by and set aside are sometimes used instead of save. These people spent the money when they had it. They did not put it by for a rainy day!
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save, keep, etc. it for a ˌrainy ˈday

(informal) save money or things for a time in the future when you might need them: ‘Don’t spend it all at once,’ his aunt said. ‘Save some of it for a rainy day.’
See also: rainy

save for a rainy day

Provide contingency funds for when times are tough. There's no clear answer to when this expression began (some have traced it back to the 16th century), but it's clear that a “rainy day” is the symbol of gloom. The wise course, therefore, is to sock away funds to tide you over when times are tough.
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