save up

Idioms & Phrases

save up

Accumulate something for a particular purpose, as in Jan had been saving up her allowance for a new bicycle. [First half of 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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save up

verb
accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary" [syn: save
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