Definition of sock something away in English:

sock something away

phrasal verb

North american
  • Put money aside as savings.

    ‘you'll need to sock away about $900 a month’
    • ‘Anyway, I was saving up some money to do a little work on my car, but instead I'm going to sock it away for a scorpion tattoo.’
    • ‘People alive today know that there are not enough people in the workforce to support a public pension; they're trying to sock it away for their retirement.’
    • ‘She once again starts socking her benefit away for retirement.’
    • ‘That would be okay if I weren't trying to sock some cash away for a new set of wheels.’
    • ‘Other money has been socked away to earn interest in city reserve funds.’
    • ‘Of course, I also don't want to spend an arm and a leg doing so since I'd like to spend that time socking money away for when I do find a decent place to buy.’
    • ‘Many are also saddled with record debt and have squandered their 401's during the years when they should be aggressively socking it away.’
    • ‘But all of the extra fees and hassles have yet to stop the vast majority of us from socking our money away in banks.’
    • ‘That has allowed the government to put aside money for regional infrastructure projects and sock away millions into a rainy-day fund that can be tapped when oil prices are low.’
    • ‘We know what newsletters he gets and how much he's socked away in the stock market.’