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hold (something) in reserve

To save something or set it aside for future use. Most people would be shocked if they knew how much money the government holds in reserve. I'm holding those snacks in reserve for the road trip.
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in reserve

Saved for future use; set aside. Most people would be shocked if they knew how much money the government has in reserve. I'm keeping those snacks in reserve for the road trip.
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keep (something) in reserve

To save something or set it aside for future use. Most people would be shocked if they knew how much money the government keeps in reserve. I'm keeping those snacks in reserve for the road trip.
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reserve (something) for (someone or something)

1. To set aside, keep back, or save something for someone, something, or some future point or event. You should always reserve some of your income for an emergency. Sorry, I'm reserving this seat for a friend. Be sure to reserve a cup of the pasta's cooking water for your sauce.
2. To instruct or request for something to be set aside for someone, something, or some future point or event. I reserved a table for us at the restaurant tonight. We reserved the conference room for our meeting. I've reserved the bikes for the next three days.
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without reserve

Readily or candidly. Once the music starts at the reception, get your camera ready because Aunt Millie will be dancing without reserve! Thank you for speaking without reserve—that kind of honest feedback is exactly what we're looking for.
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hold someone or something in reserve and keep someone or something in reserve

Fig. to hold back someone or something for future needs. I am holding the frozen desserts in reserve, in case we run out of cake. We are holding Sharon in reserve. Keep a few good players in reserve.
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reserve something for someone or something

to save or set aside something for someone or something. I am reserving this seat for Claire. We are reserving some of the cake for tomorrow.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in reserve

Kept back, set aside, or saved. For example, We have a fair amount of cash in reserve, or The coach decided to keep the best player in reserve until the last quarter. [Late 1600s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in reˈserve

available to be used in the future or when needed: The money was being kept in reserve for their retirement.200 police officers were held in reserve.
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in reserve

Kept back, set aside, or saved.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The Oregon Coast will attract crowds of tourists as the camping season gets going, but reservable camping spots on the coast are always the first to fill up.
Depository institutions with total reservable liabilities equal to or less than the exemption level of $5.7 million are not subject to detailed deposit reporting and are called exempt depository institutions.
Under the current system, depository institutions are required to hold reserves in the form of vault cash and/or reserve balances at the Federal Reserve equal to a fixed percentage of their reservable deposit liabilities - specifically, transaction deposits held by the public, government and foreigners.(14) A depository institution's required reserves are calculated on the basis of the transaction deposits it holds during a two-week period ending every other Monday.
State Parks: Except for a few tent sites, reservable campsites for Memorial Day weekend are practically nonexistent.
For more than two decades, some commercial banks have done so by sweeping the reservable transaction deposits of businesses into instruments that are not subject to reserve requirements.
If buying through an agent, please note that selected journeys are reservable, including Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness and Glasgow and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
For stays from mid-May through September, Valley campsites are reservable through Ticketron no more than eight weeks in advance of arrival.
The campground has a sanitary dump station, showers, bathrooms and horseshoe pits, plus a boat ramp, marina, amphitheater, sand volleyball court, playground and reservable picnic shelter.
reservable liabilities of all depository institutions, measured on
If the reservable seats on the GNER train on which you wish to travel have already been allocated, you will be offered seats on the next available service.
By summer, sites at Bolsa Chica and Huntington state beaches, normally offered on a first-come basis, may be reservable a day ahead; call to check.
Reservable Oregon state park campsites for Memorial Day weekend are scarce and scattered, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department officials said Tuesday.
Effective September 2001, depository institutions with total reservable liabilities greater than the exemption level ($5.5 million) are subject to detailed deposit reporting and are called nonexempt institutions.
Amenities include sanitary dump station, showers, bathrooms, horseshoe pits, boat ramp, 273-slip marina, amphitheater, sand volleyball court, playground and reservable picnic shelter.
by 80 percent of the percentage increase in the total reservable