war chestwar chest
- An accumulation of funds to finance a war effort.
- A fund reserved for a particular purpose such as a political campaign.
war chest - Investment & Finance Definition
Liquid assets set aside by a company that is planning a takeover of another company or planning its defense against an unwanted takeover. Typically, market talk may refer to an acquisition target as having a large war chest, meaning that the company will be expensive to takeover.