Our Ministers foresaw our ill-success at sea, and prudently laid a nest-egg for a war on the Continent.
He may run them with the flocks, sell the wool, and keep the money as a nest-egg.
Sergeant: It is the nest-egg half-crown we hand round in the collection plate every Sunday morning.
We have kept a nest-egg in the bank, too, all the time, in case we did get stuck.
A course of years passed as a chef in Havanna and other places had gained him the nest-egg he desired.
So it was you, Unc' Billy Possum, who kicked that nest-egg out.
It is the nest-egg half-crown we hand round in the collection-plate every Sunday morning.
With us, when we have made a little money we keep it to be a nest-egg to make more from.
Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest-egg by the side of which another will be laid.
You want a nest-egg that will certainly hatch out a chicken.
Saved money, esp for use in retirement or an enterprise, emergency, etc (1700+)