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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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3 million pounds of tepary beans were produced on the reservation.
Which American Indian reservation is located within the Navajo reservation?
The court found that there was no federal law regarding the execution of state search warrants on Indian reservations.
The White Mountain Apaches have a large resource base, prime habitat and, according to reservation biologists, an elk herd whose genetics are ideal for producing trophy elk.
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.
They are holders of property benefitted by a negative easement created by restrictions which burden the Reservation property.
Attorney for Arizona, the precedent set by the Supreme Court's decision in Oliphant "is a significant impediment to maintaining law and order and safe communities on Indian reservations.
the "Company" or "NAEG") (OTC Pink Sheets: NVMG), today announced that it has been very graciously extended an enthusiastic invitation to present an outline and plan of action to address the drastic housing shortage on the Oglala Lakota Nation by construction of energy-efficient housing communities on their Reservation.
I told myself I would never touch alcohol because I had seen since I was little how it affected people on the reservation," says Neela, who felt then that marijuana seemed a little safer because she was able to maintain a certain level of consciousness even with heavy use.
Chippewa reservations are located in which five states?
The development of a unique service delivery system for the area is an outgrowth of one of the major goals of Salish Kootenai College--"to assist with the community development needs of the Flathead Reservation.
In addition to hosting 65 guests from several press groups, the Journey's End Hotel, at 35 East 40th Street, picked up some additional non-convention reservations.
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.