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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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What would you say if I told you you could sock away a hundred dollars a month or more and hardly even feel it?
The savings limit for individual 401(k) contributions increased by another $500 this year, which means you can sock away up to $15,500 before taxes ($20,500 if you are 50 or older).
This may be their last chance, before they begin to retire in 2010, to sock away substantial sums into their retirement nest egg.
And though the company would like to sock away more shares of Expedia and Hotels.
You probably know to sock away money for retirement.
Just as you allocate dollars to pay your bills your lifestyle, regularly sock away a potion of your income for savings and investments.
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.
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.
He estimates that between his Roth IRA, 401(k), and SEP, he'll sock away $30,000 this year, adding to the $26,000 he's already saved for retirement.
The President's big solution to the problem of skyrocketing health care costs and over 43 million uninsured Americans is health savings accounts, which allow families to sock away extra income tax-free to meet medical bills.
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 401(k) plan became the primary retirement savings vehicle for American workers because it provided them with a relatively simple and painless way to sock away a nest egg for the future," Benna said.
23% increase, fueled mainly by baby boomers looking to sock away retirement funds.