tuck away


verb (tr, adverb) informal

to eat (a large amount of food)
to store, esp in a place difficult to find

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Idioms and Phrases with tuck away

tuck away

1

Eat heartily, as in He tucked away an enormous steak. [Colloquial; mid-1800s] Also see tuck into.

2

Hide, put in storage, as in She had several hundred dollars tucked away. [c. 1900]

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