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sock away

To save or reserve something, especially money, for future use. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "sock" and "away." If you can sock away even $100 each month, it will go a long way toward our vacation at the end of the year. We've been socking little bits away for years in order to put down a deposit on a home.
See also: away, sock

sock something away

to place something, such as money, into reserve; to store something in a secure place. I try to sock a little money away each month for my vacation. I will sock away some money.
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sock away

Put money in a safe place for future use, as in I've got about $2,000 socked away for a new car. This usage presumably alludes to putting one's savings in a sock. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
See also: away, sock

sock away

v.
To put something valuable in a safe place for future use: He socked away some gold in a mattress in case the bank was robbed. While the rest of us have been blowing our salaries on electronic gadgets, she has been quietly socking hers away.
See also: away, sock
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Sock away enough money to cover at least three months' worth of income provided by the better paying of the two paychecks.
What would you say if I told you you could sock away a hundred dollars a month or more and hardly even feel it?
BARRE - Voters at the annual town meeting Monday night will have the usual smorgasbord of budget and spending requests, bylaw amendments, capital projects, and requests to sock away cash in the Landfill Stabilization Account.
23% increase, fueled mainly by baby boomers looking to sock away retirement funds.
And though the company would like to sock away more shares of Expedia and Hotels.
For 2002 you can set up a SEP-IRA as late as April 15, 2003, and sock away 25% of the compensation earned last year (limited to $200,000 per participant).
She's been going to Pierce College and been able to sock away most of the money she's received the last two years in government Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
Sock away soccer balls, tennis rackets, swimming gear in large hinged tote lockers.
So far, she's managed to sock away $90,000 in donations for the project; fund raising has a long way to go, but she's patient.
The former lets you sock away 20% of earned income or no more than $35,000 a year; the latter allows owners to contribute up to 15% of income, or $30,000 per year.
Assemblyman George Runner has co-authored a bill that would create a state fund to allow parents to sock away college savings on a state tax-deferred basis.
Just as you allocate dollars to pay your bills and support your lifestyle, sock away a portion of your income for investments
With a good financial planner, consumer groups say, you should be able to save on taxes, achieve a competitive rate of return on your investments and sock away enough money for the future such as your children's college tuition and retirement income.
Financial planners suggest that you sock away as much as three to six months of income.