rainy day

a time of need or emergency: saving money for a rainy day.


rainy-day, adjective
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rainy day
a future time of need, esp financial

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Example sentences
The answer: store sunlight as heat energy for such a rainy day.
It is as fresh and clean as a rainy day after a spell of heat.
Another is not saving for a rainy day, or for investment in occupational tools
  or training.
We have subsidized borrowing and punished the ancient practice of putting money
  away for a rainy day.
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