Meaning of “war chest” in the English Dictionary

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"war chest" in American English

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war chestnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɔr ˌtʃest/

infml money that has been collected or saved to pay for something, esp. a long fight achieve something:

The candidates are gathering money for their election war chests.

(Definition of “war chest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"war chest" in Business English

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war chestnoun [ C ]

uk us FINANCE, POLITICS

a large amount of money that a company or a government keeps for a particular purpose:

build/have/raise a war chest The retail group has raised a $1.6 billion war chest to fund its expansion plans.

(Definition of “war chest” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)