Definition of 'coffer'
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It has been a damaging week for the family coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This would substantially boost government coffers but also drive prices lower. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their desire to concrete the countryside and swell their own coffers is perfectly understandable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This means that the public coffers pay far more to a banker than a checkout assistant. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The net effect on government coffers would not be entirely positive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Millions in extra cash swelled the coffers of sports organisations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The move would bring badly needed cash for the public coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Fresh subscriptions of cash have swelled its coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The demands of modern life are so great that they can be met only by two incomes filling the family coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The project was shelved when it was realized the nation 's coffers were empty. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)This would be a hollow enough victory if the party 's coffers were overflowing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The increase in membership will provide a huge financial boost to the party 's coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Government coffers will also suffer - the tax take from stamp duty has halved. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This very punitive approach to stamp duty may deter people from moving and making their contribution to the government 's coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Instead, some enterprises owned by the foundation have been performing so badly that they have been bailed out with money from charity coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps if they had not been plundering the nation 's coffers and avoiding tax then more money would have been available for the war. The Sun (2009)Suppliers must pay up as early as possible, rather than use small businesses as a form of credit to boost their own coffers. The Sun (2008)Sometimes he did: the unexplained absences would dry up, the family coffers would swell and we would become a normal family again. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Although various grants covered just over half the bill for the 2004 renovations, most of the money has come from the family coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Synonyms of 'coffer'
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Translations for 'coffer'
British English: coffer NOUN
A coffer is a large strong chest used for storing valuable objects such as money or gold and silver.
Definition of coffer from the Collins English Dictionary
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