war chest

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

Origin of war chest

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Related Words for war chest

treasury, exchequer, case, strongbox, chest, casket, repository

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British Dictionary definitions for war chest

war chest

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