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exercise for the reader

A subject, debate, or other matter that is not decided or dealt with directly by the author or presenter, but rather is left up to the judgment or interpretation of the observer, reader, or addressee. The report merely details the spending practices of the parties concerned; whether or not these payments were dubious in nature is left as an exercise for the reader. The politician's speech made broad references to invigorating the economy with practical, no-nonsense measures—what such measures might be, though, was left as an exercise for the reader.
See also: exercise, reader

exercise (one) in (something)

To help one to practice something. Will you exercise me in these chemistry terms before the tomorrow's test?
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exercise power over (someone or something)

To assert control or authority over someone or something. Even though we're adults now, my sister still tries to exercise power over me like I'm a little kid.
See also: exercise, over, power

exercised about (something)

Upset or agitated because of something. We can't tell Mom we broke the vase—she'll get totally exercised about it! Before you get exercised about it, let me tell you exactly what happened.
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the object of the exercise

The main point, focus, or goal of an activity or task. If you're an investor, holding onto stocks that damage your portfolio defeats the object of the exercise. If you're trying to improve your health, not just shed a few quick pounds, the object of the exercise should be to develop a diet that is sustainable in the long term.
See also: exercise, object, of

exercise power over

someone or something and exercise control over someone or something; exercise influence over someone or something to have someone or something under one's control or influence. The dictator exercised power over the island for many years. See if you can exercise some control over your appetite. I wish I could exercise some influence over the committee.
See also: exercise, over, power

exercise (someone or an animal) in

something to give someone or an animal practice in doing something; to drill someone or an animal at something. Please exercise the dog in obedience routines. I hope you will exercise me in my Spanish irregular verbs.
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exercised about something

Fig. upset about something. Mary: You lost a hundred dollars playing poker!? Bill: Now don't get exercised about it. I can't tell Ma I'm failing English class. She gets exercised about every dumb thing I do.
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*firm hand

Fig. [someone's] strong sense of management; a high degree of discipline and direction. (*Typically: exercise ~; have ~; need ~; take ~; use~.) I had to use a firm hand with Perry when he was a child. He had a problem with discipline.
See also: firm, hand

the object of the exercise

the main point or purpose of an activity.
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The excess tax benefit from exercised options should be shown as a cash inflow from financing activities and as an additional cash outflow from operations.
For example, rather than assuming that all the options are exercised if the stock price reaches a selected multiple of the exercise price, a lattice model also can permit the assumption that only a certain percentage of outstanding options are exercised.
Once clients have exercised their options, you still have tax planning flexibility.
Although employers withhold federal taxes on the exercised option at a 28% rate, some employees enter a higher tax bracket (that is, 38.
With the issuance of Notice 2001-14, the Service in essence declares a moratorium on the assessment of employment tax and income tax withholding on the exercise of statutory stock options, and it will not treat the disqualifying disposition of stock acquired pursuant to an employee's exercise of a statutory option as subject to income tax withholding for those options exercised through Jan.
Example: Employee T exercised an option to buy 10,000 shares of a publicly traded stock for $5.
TSX:YRI)(AMEX:AUY)(LSE (AIM):YAU) is pleased to announce that an overwhelming majority of its publicly traded warrants have been exercised in connection with the proposal made to warrantholders to exercise their warrants early.
There were no additional tax consequences to either spouse when the wife later exercised the options.
6 million publicly listed warrants have exercised or delivered subscription forms committing them to the early exercise of their warrants.
the value of the entire portion of the trust subject to the power that was released, exercised, or lapsed will be treated as an addition to the trust.
of the 40,567,656 warrants outstanding as of July 29, 2005 are exercised during the early exercise period, each warrant that has not been exercised by 5:00 p.
X includes in gross income the rents received on the sublease and, if and when exercised, the payment received on the fixed-payment option.
The remaining Subscription Receipts will be automatically exercised into the underlying Units when Newmont is satisfied that at least one gold property presented by Franc-Or qualifies as a key property.
The result is a potentially huge compensation expense charge that will have to be accrued year after year until the options are exercised or expire; the return on equity performance requirement creates variability in the number of options the employee will actually be able to exercise.
OTCBB: UCAD) announced today that it has exercised a portion of its option with CMKM Diamonds Inc.