squirrel away

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Etymology[edit]

Suggesting the way that squirrels hide nuts in a cache.

Verb[edit]

squirrel away

  1. (informal, transitive) To stash or hide; to hoard, collect, save, or accumulate; to create a reserve, stash, or hoard of some supply.
    He had bits of string, cans of nails and lots of other useful tidbits squirreled away throughout his garage.

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