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assume a low profile

To maintain a minimal degree of public notice or exposure; to avoid drawing attention, scrutiny, or observation to oneself. In contrast to her predecessor, the new governor has assumed a low profile, making greater inroads behind closed doors while largely staying out of the public spotlight. It can be hard for celebrities to assume a low profile when they go out in public.
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assume airs

To think or behave as though one is superior to others or better than one really is; to have or assume a pretentious or self-aggrandizing attitude. I think John is really a decent fellow at heart, but I really wish he wouldn't assume such airs about his writing abilities. Stop assuming airs, Mary, you're not some world-class actor—you're just an amateur like the rest of us!
See also: air, assume

assume liability for

To take responsibility for something, typically a cost or expense. When you signed the contract, you assumed liability for fees like this.
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assume the mantle

To take, inherit, or receive the responsibilities and duties associated with a certain position or job, especially one regarded as important or powerful. The king led the country for over 60 years; now, his daughter will assume the mantle of the throne.
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assume the position

1. To take over the role and responsibilities of a particular job. My boss wants me to assume the position of treasurer this year, but I don't know if I want the extra workload.
2. A command issued by US law enforcement officers, meaning to stand with one's back to the officer and hold one's arms in a position to be either handcuffed or frisked. Primarily heard in US. I knew I was in trouble when they asked me out of the car, but I knew I was going to jail when they told me to assume the position.
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low profile

1. noun A state of being inconspicuous or avoiding attention. Used especially in the phrase "keep a low profile." A: "I haven't seen you in a while—how are you?" B: "Oh, I'm fine, just keeping a low profile so I can finish my research by the deadline." It's hard for celebrities to keep a low profile when they go out in public. We'll have to keep a low profile while the police presence in the city remains heightened.
2. adjective Inconspicuous; modest and restrained in scope or style. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. My fiancée is something of a celebrity, so we're trying to have a low-profile wedding and avoid having the media bothering us on the day. You'll want to keep cash purchases like that fairly low profile if you don't want the feds investigating your finances.
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assume liability for something

to accept the responsibility for paying a cost. Mr. Smith assumed liability for his son's student loans. The store assumed liability for the injured customer's hospital bills.
See also: assume, for

*low profile

Fig. a persona or character that does not draw attention. (*Typically: assume ~; have ~; keep ~; give oneself ~.) I try to be quiet and keep a low profile. It's hard because I just love attention.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ability to * Front-end * Debt-to-income Repay debt-to-income ratio ratio cannot exceed cannot exceed 28% 43% (does not * Back-end break out debt-to-income debt-to-income ratios ratio cannot into front or exceed 36% back end) Assumability * Not assumable by any person who was not a borrower under the original mortgage transaction Government * QM if eligible for Sponsored purchase, guarantee Enterprises or insurance by a (GSE) Inclusion GSE, HUD, the Veterans Administration, U.S.
The most straightforward method of amendment might simply be to qualify section 365(c)(2) by adding an exception for contracts in which the creditor consents prepetition to assumability by the DIP after bankruptcy.
For example, if the creditor simply relies on the plain language of the Code, disallowing assumability, the creditor will be less concerned with its prepetition negotiations as it presumes its ability to renegotiate postpetition.
The transaction was awarded to a balance sheet lender, which not only offered a loan with high proceeds at a very competitive spread, but also was able to address key objectives of the borrower, including prepayment flexibility and assumability.
It's my view that this effect is due in large part to the assumability of MMIF-insured mortgages.
This, of course, is due to the facts that 1) the assumability feature of MMIF-insured mortgages saves the prospective purchaser the closing costs of a new mortgage, and 2) an assumed loan will offer that purchaser smaller monthly payments in times when current market rates are higher.
Loan features such as assumability or convertibility could be added to the profile of desired attributes.