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rainy day

a time of need or emergency:
saving money for a rainy day.
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rainy-day, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • They were awash with private flows-and many of them had been building up vast reserves of their own for a rainy day.
  • The answer: store sunlight as heat energy for such a rainy day.
  • The homeowner now has the beginnings of a tax-advantaged retirement plan, building college funds, and/or rainy day savings.
  • Look over your rainy day nest egg to rediscover items of value that you've hidden away.
  • There used to be few options, especially on a rainy day.
  • What kind of moron puts a plastic tarp down on a rainy day.
British Dictionary definitions for rainy day

rainy day

a future time of need, esp financial
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