salt something away

salt something away
SAVE, put aside, put by, set aside, reserve, keep, store, stockpile, hoard, stow away; informal squirrel away, stash away.
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informal secretly store or put by something, esp. money

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ˌsalt sthaˈway derived
to save sth for the future, secretly and usually dishonestly

She salted away the profits in foreign bank accounts.

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