war chest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"war chest" in British English

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war chestnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɔr ˌtʃest/ informal
money that has been ​collected or ​saved to ​pay for something, ​especially a ​longfight to ​achieve something: The ​candidates are ​gatheringmoney for ​their electionwarchests.
(Definition of war chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"war chest" in American English

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war chestnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɔr ˌtʃest/
infmlmoney that has been ​collected or ​saved to ​pay for something, esp. a ​longfightachieve something: The ​candidates are ​gatheringmoney for ​theirelection 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 ​governmentkeeps for a particular ​purpose: build/have/raise a war chest The ​retailgroup has ​raised a $1.6 ​billionwar chest to ​fund its ​expansionplans. a campaign/​electionwar chest
(Definition of war chest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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