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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)

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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. a campaign/election war chest
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