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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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?|Matt Lewis|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.
The dormant accounts most of the banks maintain with the reserve bank are, perhaps, indicative of their attitude toward it.
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.
She never realized that the reserve of her own character had much, perhaps everything, to do with this.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Customers will do things in the name of the Federal Reserve System which they have never done before.