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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.
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.
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.
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]
Kept back, set aside, or saved.