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go into reverse

To move backwards or in the opposite direction. I just worry that our store's sales will go into reverse once everyone reads that terrible review in the paper.
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put (something) into reverse

To cause someone or something to move backwards in the opposite direction. I just worry that that terrible review in the paper will put our store's sales into reverse.
See also: put, reverse

in reverse

Backwards; in or facing the opposite direction; in the opposite order or position. Can be used as either an adjective or an adverb. Stop putting my books in reverse when you're cleaning! They're supposed to go A to Z, not Z to A! I think his password is just his birthday in reverse. Did you know that your shirt is in reverse? Your tag is sticking out at the back.
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the reverse of the medal

The opposite, contrary, or differing point of view about or aspect of something. Freelance writers have much greater flexibility in their schedule, as well as in the content they create; the reverse of the medal, of course, is that they rarely have anything resembling job security.
See also: medal, of, reverse

the reverse of the medal (or shield)

the opposite view of a matter.
See also: medal, of, reverse

go/put something into reˈverse

start to happen or make something happen in the opposite way: In the 1980s economic growth went into reverse.
See also: put, reverse, something

in reˈverse

in the opposite order or way; backwards: The secret number is my phone number in reverse.We did a similar trip to you, but in reverse.
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reverse gears

tv. to wretch as a prelude to vomiting; to vomit the stomach contents. Beavis is reversing gears and might be going to vomit. You never know with Beavis.
See also: gear, reverse

reverse (one's) field

To turn and proceed in the opposite direction.
See also: field, reverse
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7 million, which is 98% of the book value as of April 28, 1995, netting out the reverses at face value.
As a result of the actions taken by management, the wind-down program of the reverses and the improvement in the overall value of the portfolio, Moody's concludes that credit quality would not be impaired by the investment practices of the Sonoma County pool.
Our review focused on five basic risk factors which measured the vulnerability of the pool to sustaining or realizing market losses, primarily through unexpected liquidity demands: market losses to date and the exposure to continued market risk due to portfolio composition; the extent of voluntary participation; the amount of leverage, primarily through reverse repurchase agreements undertaken for yield enhancement; the current liquidity of the pool; and the management practices of the pool, including practices intended to mitigate the previous risks.
Our worst case, or "standard" stress scenario, assumed cash balances at the projected 1995 low point, withdrawal of all voluntary participants, a 10% draw down of mandatory participants' balances, a 2% rise in interest rates, and the loss of access to the reverse repurchase agreement market.
Portfolio Summary: In December 1994, the pool had a very high level of reverse repurchase agreements which, although since reduced, remains significant.
Credit Implications: The principal risk to the portfolio appears to be market exposure of a possible failed market for reverse repurchase agreements; other risk factors are minimal.