*put (something) by*
Hope your FESTIVE SEASON was as good as mine!!!
Heard the traffic was really bad due to all the rain, landslides etc. Hope you were far from all the confusion and ready to get your English in shape this year!
Definition: to save something so you can use it later.
E.g.1: I put a little money by every month, just in case there’s an emergency.
E.g.2: He’d been putting money by for 2 years and now, finally, he could afford his dream car.
This phrasal verb can be separated.