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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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A similar story is unfolding on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, where a group founded by Winona LaDuke is providing foods like wild rice and buffalo meat to about 200 elders who suffer from diabetes and have severely limited incomes.
Suppose you were on the Nez Perce reservation in Idaho.
Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the state of Kansas had jurisdiction to execute search warrants on reservations within its boundaries.
Modern reservations are often a wildlife "commons" where ownership is only established by killing animals.
Tribal Services for the Elderly connected Tas Tonlik Ki with a national charitable organization that sponsors nutritional programs on reservations and they provide the funding for our members to cook and deliver a nutritional and often traditional meal for 14 elderly tribal members who are shut-ins.
of the Suffolk County Supreme Court was whether this Reservation was encumbered by an easement in favor of members of the property owners north of the highway giving them access over the Reservation property.
The murder of Priscilla Yazza is a textbook example of what is wrong with law enforcement on Indian reservations.
Of all the reservations in the Dakotas, Pine Ridge is the one most noted on the National level.
Violent crimes on the reservations have also risen significantly in the past few years.
Besides the Nez Perce, name two other Native American groups that have reservations in Idaho.
The only fixed route system serving the Flathead Reservation is the Intermountain Transportation Bus Lines, which runs south through the reservation between 11:30 a.
There were sellouts at The Roosevelt Hotel, where four delegations counted for 300 reservations nightly.
Statistics from the OpenTable[R] online reservations network show that Thanksgiving typically tops the month of November for diners served on a weekday.
Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota is home to fewer than 20,000 people.
gov - the company that takes reservations for State Parks, suggests calling two or three days before a trip because this is when most cancellations are made.