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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.
See also: off, reservation

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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Reservationists and point-of-delivery staff also may have to do some consultative selling with customers who need a lot of advice before purchasing a travel commodity.
After the PTA form is completed and payment has been collected, the travel counselor must telephone the validating airline, identify himself and his agency, ask the airline reservationist to pull the record (retrieve the PNR), and give the reservationist the PTA number.
That's explained by the reservationist and in the brochure.
Have the instructor or someone else be the airline reservationist, while you act as the travel agent.
No strong reservationist voted against any of these amendments.
The following is a conversation between a travel counselor and hotel reservationist demonstrating the booking process.
At this point, the tour reservationist guides the conversation.
The reservationist may offer a to be assigned (TBA), or a guarantee instead of an actual cabin.
On a cold December day, Sam finds himself left in the lurch as the only working reservationist, and pulled into service to do everything from making sure Naomi Campbell gets the appropriate lighting at her table, to cleaning up an unfortunate accident in the women's restroom.
They have better chances of catching something when the trout have just been planted,'' said Sara Link, a district reservationist.
The restaurant, which seats about 150, has no plans for live music or other entertainment just because it's 1999, said reservationist Heather Slayback.
If the reservationist who answers your call can't confidently answer your questions, try another outfitter, the association advises.
The campsites are equipped with a minimum of amenities - portable toilets and trash barrels - but the close proximity to the beach is enough to attract campers every year, says Ventura County parks reservationist Sandra Sanders.
Recently, after explaining FLY WITH COURAGE to an airline reservationist, she tearfully expressed her personal appreciation for our show of support.
Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson, who pays child support to a Delta Air Lines reservationist for their 7-year-old daughter, is now being sued for child support by a USAir flight attendant for their 6-year-old son.