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Nest-egg

(A). Some money laid by. The allusion is to the custom of placing an egg in a hen's nest to induce her to lay her eggs there. If a person has saved a little money, it serves as an inducement to him to increase his store.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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