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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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Data saver for the Messenger Android app (version 93.
com, said: "Five years on from the start of the financial crisis, savers will have continued to struggle against a low interest rate, combined with the eroding effect of high inflation, which has made it difficult to gain a positive real return on savings.
In the study, the saver (hybrid owner) proved significantly more optimistic, with 69% agreeing strongly that, "Inside, [they] feel much younger than [their] actual age," versus only 46% of the other two segments.
The campaign wants to force policy-makers, banks and building societies to take notice and focus on the key issues for savers.
For example, Barclays pays 10 per cent gross interest a year to savers who invest in its Regular Saver account, but when the 12-month term is up, unless you move it elsewhere your money is transferred to the Barclays Easy Saver account, which pays just 2.
The Eye Saver has a chrome top that provides 40% more illumination compared to a standard incandescent lightbulb.
I shot off the factory steel guide rod, against a steel Frame Saver guide rod and a Tungsten Frame Saver II guide rod.
Japanese savers, risk averse as ever, are still keeping the bulk of their money in the bank deposits and life insurance products which make up Japan's traditional "indirect financing" system.
The pharmacist discovered that Cell Saver consists of alcohol that "has been exposed to X-rays.
The first batch of distribution of energy savers in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa would be initiated in 147 sub divisions where each non defaulting consumer would get two energy saver bulbs free of cost in return of two used ordinary bulbs.
Islamabad -- The government of Pakistan has announced the distribution of 30 million Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) or energy saver bulbs under Prime Minister Energy Saver Programme to save 1000 MW electricity in the country.
ISAs have always been a must-have for every saver, but in the current climate they make more sense than ever before.
On monthly sums of pounds 20-250 for a year, Barclays Monthly Saver offers a fix at 7.