To squirrel something away 把东西储藏起来

Image caption Squirrels look cute, but they do a lot of damage to people's homes


短语 to squirrel something away 的意思是把东西储存或藏起来以备日后使用。


Joan's salary is very low but a few years ago she started to squirrel money away. It took her a long time, but she finally saved enough for a deposit for a flat.

Just how much personal information are websites squirrelling away about us from our own computers?


短语 weasel out 的意思是逃避、推诿。若一个人 weaselled out of something, 意思就是说此人逃避责任。


Mary wanted a promotion but didn't want to work hard so she tried to weasel her way out of the most difficult tasks in the office.