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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or suitable for a rainy day: as, the Rainy-day Club.

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Examples

  • Michigan also plans to add $255 million to the state's so-called rainy-day fund, increasing the balance from $2.5 million currently.

    Michigan Budget Deal to Benefit Schools, Rainy-Day Fund

  • His lede: "Frugal principals who manage to squirrel away rainy-day school funds to offset pending budget cuts are livid over a Department of Education bid to pinch half their savings."

    Henry J. Stern: Tweed Still at It

  • ├éHis lede: "Frugal principals who manage to squirrel away rainy-day school funds to offset pending budget cuts are livid over a Department of Education bid to pinch half their savings."

    Henry J. Stern: Tweed Still at It

  • Russia's rainy-day oil funds amount to only half as much, compared with gross domestic product, as they did on the eve of the 2008 economic crisis, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday at a conference.

    Russia Readies for Economic Deterioration

  • In the latest recession, Connecticut depleted its rainy-day fund and issued deficit bonds to fill budget gaps.

    Connecticut Balks as Debt Is Downgraded

  • He recommended several potential reforms, including flatter income-tax rates, "income averaging," which allows the wealthy to spread their tax payments for unusual windfalls over a longer period of time, and a rainy-day fund.

    The Price of Taxing the Rich

  • Massachusetts, which saw a 75% drop in capital-gains collections during the recession, won plaudits from ratings firms and economists for creating a rainy-day fund in 2010 using future capital-gains revenues.

    The Price of Taxing the Rich

  • In 2009, voters rejected a proposed spending cap, which among other things, would have helped to create a rainy-day fund.

    The Price of Taxing the Rich

  • An additional 500,000 to 600,000 metric tons is in China's hands, "and they keep that as a rainy-day fund," he said.

    ETF Filings Muddy Copper Outlook

  • Kaine responded that squirreling away nearly six months worth of rainy-day money reflects prudence, not incompetence, on his part.

    McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold

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