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    Does it mean to save money dishonestly? Or I jsut could say "I'll try to salt away two grand for Christmas"?
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    "I'll try to salt away two grand for Christmas"?

    I just means 'save' - nothing dishonest about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Does it mean to save money dishonestly? Or I just could say "I'll try salt away two grand for Christmas"?
    To "salt money away" suggests secretive, perhaps criminal, behaviour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    To "salt money away" suggests secretive, perhaps criminal, behaviour.
    Is it honest or dishonest?

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    I've never associated it with dishonesty. It just means you've preserved it for later use, the way you would salt meat to keep it from spoiling.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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