war chest


noun

money set aside or scheduled for a particular purpose or activity, as for a political campaign or organizational drive.

Nearby words

  1. war and peace,
  2. war baby,
  3. war between the states,
  4. war bonnet,
  5. war bride,
  6. war cloud,
  7. war correspondent,
  8. war crime,
  9. war crimes,
  10. war cry

Origin of war chest

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for war chest

war chest

noun

a fund collected for a specific purpose, such as an election campaign
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