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Equivalent expression for "save for the rainy days"

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The expression "save for the rainy days" talks about saving resources for times of scarcity.

Is there any equivalent expression in Portuguese?

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Seria "Poupar para os dias ruins" ou "Poupar para os dias maus".

Era o que a formiga fazia e a cigarra não, no conto da Formiga e da Cigarra.

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[PT] Existe uma usada em Portugal "poupar do riso para a chora" que é mais ou menos equivalente.

[EN] In Portugal exists one "poupar do riso para a chora" that means "save when you are smiling to when you are crying"


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Equivalent expression for "save for the rainy days"

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The expression "save for the rainy days" talks about saving resources for times of scarcity.

Is there any equivalent expression in Portuguese?


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Seria "Poupar para os dias ruins" ou "Poupar para os dias maus".

Era o que a formiga fazia e a cigarra não, no conto da Formiga e da Cigarra.

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Mas isso não é uma expressão. - Jorge B. Jul 15 '15 at 13:41

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