- war chest
nouna fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)
* * *noun: a fund accumulated to finance a war; broadly : a fund earmarked for a specific purpose, action, or campaign
a war chest with which to finance its drive to unionize the steel industry — New York Times
* * *money set aside or scheduled for a particular purpose or activity, as for a political campaign or organizational drive.[1900-05, Amer.]
* * *war chest nounFunds set aside to pay for a war, political campaign, etc• • •Main Entry: ↑war
* * *money that a political party or a business has available to spend on something such as an election campaign or a business deal
* * *war chest,a fund of money put aside to pay for the costs of some undertaking, especially a political campaign: »
In the current campaign businessmen are actively at work in a traditional role for them in politics—raising money for party war chests (Wall Street Journal).
* * *n. a reserve of funds used for fighting a war■ a sum of money used for conducting a campaign or business
* * *noun, pl ⋯ chests [count]1 : an amount of money that can be used by a government to pay for a war2 : an amount of money intended for a specific purpose, action, or campaign
The candidate held fund-raising dinners to build up his war chest.
* * *ˈwar chest [war chest] nounan amount of money that a government or an organization has available to spend on a particular plan, project, etc.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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