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hold someone or something in reserve and keep someone or something in reserve

Fig. to hold back someone or something for future needs. I am holding the frozen desserts in reserve, in case we run out of cake. We are holding Sharon in reserve. Keep a few good players in reserve.
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reserve something for someone or something

to save or set aside something for someone or something. I am reserving this seat for Claire. We are reserving some of the cake for tomorrow.
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in reserve

available for use if needed I know how much money I will earn, how much I can spend, and what I need to keep in reserve.
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in reserve

Kept back, set aside, or saved. For example, We have a fair amount of cash in reserve, or The coach decided to keep the best player in reserve until the last quarter. [Late 1600s]
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in reserve

Kept back, set aside, or saved.
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We have ensured that the active-duty units are aware of all the experience that our reserve units can bring to the table," Kane said, adding that most of the Soldiers in its reserve units have been in the unit for years and have performed SDDC missions multiple times.
In rural areas, such as Carter County, Oklahoma, and Yankton, South Dakota, reserve officers have responsibility for many miles of roads that may not have 24-hour coverage by full-time officers.
Hubbert's modern disciples argue that humanity has now used up half of the world's ultimately recoverable reserves of oil, which means we are at or over the peak.
Bill Koenig, senior vice president and chief actuary of Northwestern Mutual, said that his company's interest is in having reserve standards that apply fairly across the board.
As of Wednesday, the Pentagon said there were 223,790 reserve members on active duty, an increase of 587 from a week earlier.
5-square-nautical-mile Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Reserve off Auckland.
832-4(a)(7), Example 2(ii), the treatment will require taxpayers to include advance premiums in the unearned premium reserve in excess of amounts actually collected by the taxpayer (i.
Because the reserve was thus recoverable, the IRS was asked to rule on whether the extinguished reserve balance was deductible.
Unless reserve component programs are adequately and timely funded, some reserve capabilities will be lost forever.
Comparison of Using Different Methods of Calculating Reserves
For depository institutions that report quarterly, the low reserve tranche and the reserve requirement exemption amount for 2006 will first apply to the seven-day reserve computation period that begins Tuesday, December 20, 2005, and the corresponding seven-day reserve maintenance period that begins Thursday, January 19, 2006.
Reserve deputies must be at least 21 and have a high-school diploma or GED.
Our intent is to build strategic transportation and MTMC force integration expertise throughout the Transportation Corps' Active Guard and Reserve population," said Maj.
In general, a reserve with a survival ratio of, for example, 9 would be expected to "survive" for more than nine years if annual payments are expected to decrease over time.
While much of the reserve officers' appeal would be lost if they were compensated on the same wage scale as full-time officers, some agencies have experimented with paying reserve officers and other volunteers on a reduced pay scale.