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a hedge between keeps friendship green

Friendships are more likely to be successful when there is a level of space and privacy between the friends. The reason their friendship has lasted as long as it has is because they respect each other's privacy. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
See also: friendship, green, hedge, keep

hedge (one's) bets

To act to offset a potential loss. I'm not too confident that I'll get the lead in the play, so I'm hedging my bets by trying out for several roles.
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hedge against something

to do something to lessen the risk of something happening; to bet against something bad happening. I want to hedge against something going wrong in the stock market, so I have bonds in my portfolio, too. We will hedge against any risk we can detect.
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A hedge between keeps friendship green.

Prov. Your friendship will flourish if you and your friend respect each other's privacy. Lynne and I are the best of friends, but we often like to spend time apart. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
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hedge one's bets

Fig. to reduce one's loss on a bet or on an investment by counterbalancing the loss in some way. Bob bet Ann that the plane would be late. He usually hedges his bets. This time he called the airline and asked about the plane before he made the bet. John bought some stock and then bet Mary that the stock would go down in value in one year. He has hedged his bets perfectly. If the stock goes up, he sells it, pays off Mary, and still makes a profit. If it goes down, he reduces his loss by winning the bet he made with Mary.
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hedge someone in

Fig. to restrict someone. (See also hedge someone or something in.) Our decision hedged in the children so they could not have any flexibility. She hedged herself in by her own behavior.
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hedge someone or something in

to enclose someone or something in a hedge. (See also hedge someone in.) Their overgrown yard has almost hedged us in. Their bushes hedged in our yard.
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hedge something against something

Fig. to protect investments against a decline in value by making counterbalancing bets or investments. The investor hedged his portfolio against a drop in stock prices by buying some bonds. I have to hedge my bets against losing.
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hedge one's bets

Lessen one's chance of loss by counterbalancing it with other bets, investments, or the like. For example, I'm hedging my bets by putting some of my money in bonds in case there's another drop in the stock market . This term transfers hedge, in the sense of "a barrier," to a means of protection against loss. [Second half of 1600s]
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hedge your bets

COMMON If you hedge your bets, you are careful not to commit yourself to one thing, so that you do not make a mistake whichever way the situation develops. The Rev James Reeves is hedging his bets on whether Clark is the leader the Church needs in troubled times. Political forecasters are hedging their bets about the likely outcome of this Saturday's Louisiana governor's race. Note: When bookmakers accept a large bet, they often try to protect themselves against heavy losses by laying bets with other bookmakers. This practice is called `hedging'.
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hedge your bets

try to minimize the risk of being wrong or incurring loss by pursuing two courses of action at the same time.
Hedging your financial liabilities, especially bets or speculative investments, meant limiting your potential losses by also putting money on another outcome, in such a way as to balance, more or less, any potential loss on the initial transaction. In betting terms, this specifically means putting money on more than one runner in a race.
1992 Great Lakes Fisherman All three methods have their proponents, and most anglers are wise to hedge their bets by using more than one method.
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ˌhedge your ˈbets

(informal) try to reduce the risk of losing your money, being wrong about something, etc. by choosing two or more courses of action at the same time: She’s invested her money in two quite different businesses, so she’s hedging her bets.
This idiom refers to putting money on more than one horse in a race to increase your chances of winning money.
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In the same vein, acquisition of an "investment" is not considered a hedging transaction, even if the acquisition has the collateral effect of reducing risk that exists in a taxpayer's business.
The table on page 42 lists some key accounting pronouncements on hedging and derivative financial instruments.
We don't have any particular rule as to how much of each type of hedge to use," says a Dow hedge strategist, although the company almost always goes long, hedging against a rise in the price of gas--it doesn't worry about a potential price drop.
The FASB has already been working on financial instruments for several years now and has issued several significant documents: Statements 105 and 107, DMs on liabilities and equity and on recognition and measurement, and a research report on hedging.
When these options are used as hedging instruments, the question is, Should the appropriate accounting be guided by FASB Statement no.
If a return does not reflect a hedging transaction adjustment on Schedule M-l, Reconciliation of Income (Loss) per Books With Income per Return, the taxpayer may not be using a correct accounting method.
The preamble to the proposed consolidated hedging regulations states that "[b]ecause a hedging transaction must reduce the taxpayer's own risk, the [final hedging] regulations do not apply where a taxpayer hedges the risk of another taxpayer, even if that other taxpayer is a related party.
On behalf of Tax Executives Institute, I am pleased to submit these comments on the proposed regulations under sections 446 and 1221, relating to the treatment of hedging transactions entered into by members of consolidated groups.
The new standard is a wake-up call for companies to evaluate their hedging strategies.
1221-2(e), the taxpayer neglected to identify the agreements as hedging transactions for tax purposes in its books and records on the date of such agreements, and failed to identify specifically the proposed issuance of debt as the hedged item within 35 days of the date of the agreements.
On February 4, 1994, Tax Executives Institute submitted the following comments on the temporary and proposed regulations relating to business hedging.
Management has now concluded that it needs to correct the accounting of certain derivative financial instruments under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities ("SFAS 133").
92--Auditing Derivative Instruments, Hedging Activities, and Investments in Securities(1) (Supersedes Statement on Auditing Standards No.
Significant uncertainty regarding the character of gains and losses from hedging transactions has existed since the Supreme Court's decision in Arkansas Best Corp.