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English definition of “salt sth away”

salt sth away

informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with salt   /sɒlt/ us    /sɑːlt/
to save something, often money, secretly: He salted away a fortune over the years and no one ever knew!Saving and savings accounts
(Definition of salt sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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