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Save It for a Rainy Day!

Today’s English idiom save something for a rainy day means to save something for a time when it might be unexpectedly needed. Most often, this English phrase is used to talk about saving money, as in the sentence Always save some money for a rainy day. However, the idiom can also be used to talk about saving other things for a time of need. Take a look at these quotes to see what kind of things you should or shouldn’t save for a rainy day:

One thing a mother must always save for a rainy day is patience.
- unknown

Smiles don’t have to be saved for a rainy day. It’s good to waste them.
- unknown

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn’t rain.
- Mae West

What other things could you save for a rainy day?

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