Meaning of “make/put a dent in sth” in the English Dictionary

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"make/put a dent in sth" in British English

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make/put a dent in sth

to reduce an amount of money:

The holiday made a big dent in our savings.

(Definition of “make/put a dent in sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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