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?
值得注意的是，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.