squirrel away

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To stash or hide; to hoard, collect, save, or accumulate; to create a reserve, stash, or hoard of some supply, so as to recall a squirrel's burying of nuts.
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He had bits of string, cans of nails and lots of other useful tidbits squirreled away throughout his garage.

Submitted on August 31, 2012

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