American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An artificial or natural egg placed in a nest to induce a bird to continue to lay eggs in that place.
- n. A sum of money put by as a reserve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An egg (natural or artificial) placed or left in a nest to prevent a laying hen from forsaking the nest.
- n. Something laid up as the beginning or nucleus of a continued growth or accumulation.
- n. A natural or artificial egg placed in a bird's nest, to encourage the bird to lay its own eggs there.
- n. idiomatic A savings; a reserve of money.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An egg left in the nest to prevent the hen from forsaking it, and to induce her to lay more in the same place.
- n. Money set aside in a special fund to be used for special occasions, or more commonly, for retirement.
- n. a fund of money put by as a reserve
- n. device consisting of an artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay their eggs in it
“A dickie bird twittered that a certain golden nest egg has flown your coop — to mix metaphors.”
“Now the serpent is not wise, for any nest egg beguiles him.”
“Hardworking Americans who invested their nest egg to watch it grow are now watching it disappear.”
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Phrases and figures of speech in which birds are featured. Or feathers. Or such like.
a little bird tol..., to have an albatr..., birds of a feathe..., in the catbird seat, cold turkey, to cook one's goose, don't count your ..., to have one's duc..., to eat crow, a feather in one'..., for the birds, flip the bird and 122 more...
Monetary units and other words that mean money. Other financial words are allowed too, as long as they're principally about money. Get it, principally? I kill me.
Such a versatile word.
vagina dentata, pyrrhic victory, primordial soup, tilting at windmills, indian giver, potemkin village, put the kibosh on, molotov cocktail, penny dreadful, stockholm syndrome, devil's advocate, dog days and 6 more...
Looking for tweets for nest egg.