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make a reservation

To guarantee in advance that one has a position or place within a location or venue. The restaurant gets really busy on Fridays, so we'll need to make a reservation ahead of time. You can usually get seats on the train on the day, but I always feel better making a reservation online.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: make, reservation
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She also told them herself that they were not allowed to take the eggs because they were reserved for the families who made reservations for the Easter egg hunt in her cafe.
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The First Vice-President, who stayed about two weeks at Merowe urging the parties to accept reconciliation without interfering in affairs of any party, called on Ma'aliya who made reservations over some articles of the reconciliation deal and refused to sign, to resort to wisdom and not respond to Satan seditions , saying we hope final signing to complete the reconciliatory process".
Lebanon made reservations, along with other States, on the request of the province of Kosovo to join the Francophone Organization as an observer, because it is not yet recognized as independent.
Saud Al-Faridi, a citizen who fell victim to the man's scam, said: "I had made reservations from Qassim to Jeddah to perform Umrah with my mother and two of my family members, but we found no reservations in our names at the airport."
If the Maharashtra government has made reservations for the Muslims they would be in a better position to justify it," said Tewari.
Headquarters for the event was the Hand Hotel and several European competitors have already made reservations for next year's championships.
"But this is being done in an official way, not only Ahmad but his employees [at the OCA] are campaigning and as far as I know they have made reservations in Kuala Lumpur to be there during election time.
"We want people to tell us that they are coming even if they've already made reservations at local guesthouses and villas or staying with Emily and friends," said project officer with the Montserrat Tourist Board, Rosetta West.
It was too late to go then, but I made reservations for a week's stay (per your advice) for this July.
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