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exercise for the reader

A subject, debate, or other matter that is not decided or dealt with directly by the author or presenter, but rather is left up to the judgment or interpretation of the observer, reader, or addressee. The report merely details the spending practices of the parties concerned; whether or not these payments were dubious in nature is left as an exercise for the reader. The politician's speech made broad references to invigorating the economy with practical, no-nonsense measures—what such measures might be, though, was left as an exercise for the reader.
See also: exercise, reader

exercise (someone) in (something)

To help someone or an animal to practice something. Will you exercise me in these chemistry terms before the tomorrow's test?
See also: exercise

exercise power over (someone or something)

To show that one has control or authority over someone or something. Even though we're adults now, my sister still tries to exercise power over me like I'm a little kid.
See also: exercise, over, power

exercised about (something)

Upset or agitated because of something. We can't tell mom we broke the vase—she'll get totally exercised about it! Before you get exercised about it, let me tell you exactly what happened.
See also: exercise

exercise power over

someone or something and exercise control over someone or something; exercise influence over someone or something to have someone or something under one's control or influence. The dictator exercised power over the island for many years. See if you can exercise some control over your appetite. I wish I could exercise some influence over the committee.
See also: exercise, over, power

exercise (someone or an animal) in

something to give someone or an animal practice in doing something; to drill someone or an animal at something. Please exercise the dog in obedience routines. I hope you will exercise me in my Spanish irregular verbs.
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exercised about something

Fig. upset about something. Mary: You lost a hundred dollars playing poker!? Bill: Now don't get exercised about it. I can't tell Ma I'm failing English class. She gets exercised about every dumb thing I do.
See also: exercise

*firm hand

Fig. [someone's] strong sense of management; a high degree of discipline and direction. (*Typically: exercise ~; have ~; need ~; take ~; use~.) I had to use a firm hand with Perry when he was a child. He had a problem with discipline.
See also: firm, hand

the object of the exercise

the main point or purpose of an activity.
See also: exercise, object, of
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If a corporation grants to an employee ISOs first becoming exercisable in a single year that relate to shares with a combined fair market value that exceeds $100,000, the rule precluding options on shares in excess of $100,000 per year from qualifying as ISOs is applied by taking options into account in the order in which they were granted.
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before 2 April 2015 300,000 Unlisted options exercisable at $0.
The Warrants are exercisable for a period of 18 months commencing on the date (the "Exercisable Date") which is the later of: (i) April 4, 2006; and (ii) 45 days following the receipt of the Permit for the Corporation's Las Cristinas Project in Venezuela.
06 a share, which are not exercisable until Stem Cell has authorized sufficient shares of Stem Cell common stock.
19 November 2015 487,230 Unlisted options exercisable at
The warrants will be exercisable by Gallipoli providing the following: 320,000 shares will be exercisable at a price of $0.
ordinary shares 1,000,000 Unlisted options exercisable at A$0.
5% of the gross proceeds raised (US $297,500) and issued 375,000 broker warrants to the Underwriters exercisable on the same terms as the warrants forming part of the financing Units.
213,733 Unlisted options exercisable at GBP[pounds sterling]0.
06/unit consisting of one common share and one warrant exercisable for one share at C$0.