To squirrel something away 把東西儲藏起來

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


短語 to squirrel something away 的意思是把東西儲存或藏起來以備日後使用。


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?


短語 weasel out 的意思是逃避、推諉。若一個人 weaselled out of something, 意思就是說此人逃避責任。


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.