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off the reservation

1. Outside the bounds of control, propriety, or acceptance of a given group. The phrase refers to the forced relocation of Native Americans to Indian reservations in the United States. Because of this origin, the phrase can be considered offensive or inappropriate. The youths in this area seems content to remain largely off the reservation, as if they are beholden to no form of authority.
2. Different or contrary to the accepted norm. The vice president seems to be off the reservation regarding his views on legalizing marijuana.
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go off the reservation

1. To go or act outside the bounds of control, propriety, or acceptance of a given group. The phrase refers to the forced relocation of Native Americans to Indian reservations in the United States. Because of this origin, the phrase can be considered offensive or inappropriate. The youths in this area are going off the reservation more and more these days, disregarding anything they see as a form of authority.
2. To think or act differently or contrary to the accepted norm. The vice president seems to have gone off the reservation regarding his views on legalizing marijuana.
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be off the reservation

1. To be outside the bounds of control, propriety, or acceptance of a given group. The phrase refers to the forced relocation of Native Americans to Indian reservations in the United States. Because of this origin, the phrase can be considered offensive or inappropriate. The youths in this area act like they are off the reservation more and more these days, disregarding anything they see as a form of authority.
2. To think or act differently or contrary to the accepted norm. The vice president seems to be off the reservation regarding his views on legalizing marijuana.
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with reservations

With doubts or feelings of unease. Although Jim signed the contract, he did so with reservations about whether he was actually making the best decision.
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make a reservation

 and make reservations
to reserve a seat, as in an airplane, restaurant, or theater in advance; to reserve a room, as in a hotel in advance. Did you make a reservation or are we just going to chance getting a table? I made reservations for a flight at twelve noon.
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The tepary beans are now being sold for about five dollars a pound at Bashas', the reservation's sole supermarket, as well as in trading posts throughout the reservation.
The above cases illustrate that if a non-Indian commits a crime against an Indian on a reservation then the federal government has jurisdiction.
While most reservation lakes and streams are open to bait fishing, certain select waters are restricted to flies and lures.
Creating employment opportunities on reservations and in rural areas requires a sensitivity to clients' skills and interests and the immediate needs of the surrounding community.
The court directed that the Sunbeach, as property owner of the Reservation property, remove any fences or structures on the Reservation and restore the Reservation property to its original open and natural state.
In one case, a non-Indian living on the Navajo Reservation repeatedly broke into the house of his ex-wife, a Navajo, and assaulted her.
Over-all, 59% of the Reservation homes are substandard.
Sergeant Alvernon Tsosie, a criminal investigations officer on the Navajo reservation who has seen meth use there balloon in the past three years, agrees.
Which Native American reservations labeled on the map are located east of the Mississippi River?
The second profile is of a man in his early twenties with cerebral palsy A wheelchair and communication board user, the man is not a tribal member; but because the transportation service is open to all residents of the reservation, he also benefits from this resource.
Holiday Inn Worldwide operates a total of 14 central reservation offices worldwide.
There were sellouts at The Roosevelt Hotel, where four delegations counted for 300 reservations nightly.
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When we were put on the reservation, the only way of life we knew was taken away," says Shawn Smith, 14.
Saravanabhavan (1991) investigated the needs of the elderly American Indians who were visually impaired or blind and living on the Hualapai reservation in Arizona.