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save up (for something)

To put aside and accumulate money in small increments to be able to buy something. We'll have to save up if we want to take that vacation to Greece next summer. I've stopped eating out at restaurants so I can save up for a new car!
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save (up) (for something)

to accumulate money in order to buy something. I can't buy a car because I am saving up for college. I don't have the money now, but I am saving up.


(one's) face Fig. to preserve one's good standing, pride, or high position (after a failure). The ambassador was more interested in saving his face than winning the argument. Most diplomats are concerned with saving face.
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Bank team is excited to participate in America Saves and Military Saves Week by providing information, advice and encouragement to assist people who want to save money," said Erica Opstad, vice president, Office of Corporate Citizenship & Financial Education at U.
For 2005, the law allows you to save as much as $14,000 in a 401(k) or 403(b) retirement savings plan, But if your savings goal is $3,000 a year, saving a percentage of your salary won't be your main concern.
As such, they are at the center of the national debate over America's ability to save for retirement.
With this option, when two or more users update the same cells and then save the workbook, the Resolve Conflicts dialog box will appear (see exhibit 3, below).
Take the bus or get a lift with a friend and you could save the equivalent of two gallons of petrol.
Ryan receiving the news of her sons' deaths seem to give a certain nobility to this quest, but as the film goes on, the cast and audience alike find themselves wondering at a moral calculus that would sacrifice seven lives to save one.
If policy changes succeed in encouraging individuals to save and invest for their own retirement, and if more anti more employers make and fully fund pension promises, then the baby boomers and even the Generation Xers who come after them can have some assurance of a dignified, comfortable, and economically sustainable retirement.
Carefully explaining and applying the ecological theory of island biogeography, the authors demonstrate that saving fragments of a natural system might save the birds, mammals, or reptiles now living there but probably does little to save the species.
SAVE: PS5 8 Save on butties for lunches and picnics with Cathedral City mature cheddar (350g) - it's half price at Morrisons until September 9.
He said to tithe, pay my bills, save some, and always have ice cream money.
He can save me from the drudgery or exasperation of dealing with or caring for others as I remember that whatever I do or say to them, I do or say to him.
The solution provider also reduced the system's complexity to make management and maintenance easier and to save money, trimming nearly $190,000 from the original project's budget.
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