in reserve
phrasal held back for future or special use

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • In reserve — Reserve city Reserve city (Banking) In the national banking system of the United States, any of certain cities in which the national banks are required ( U. S. Rev. Stat. sec. 5191) to keep a larger reserve (25 per cent) than the minimum (15 per… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in reserve — ► kept in order to use later if needed: »They do not have money in reserve like many of the bigger companies. »Land should be kept in reserve at the airport for a second runway which could be built by the mid 2020s. Main Entry: ↑reserve …   Financial and business terms

  • in\ reserve — • in store • in reserve adj or adv. phr. 1. Saved up in case of need; ready for use or for some purpose. If the electricity goes off, we have candles in store in the closet. The squirrel has plenty of nuts in store for the winter. Compare: in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in reserve — AVAILABLE, to/on hand, ready, in readiness, set aside, at one s disposal. → reserve * * * adverb : held back for other or future use : still available had other arguments in reserve kept in reserve * * * in reserve phr …   Useful english dictionary

  • in reserve — available to be used hold/keep something in reserve: Keep a few pounds in reserve to cover unexpected costs …   English dictionary

  • in reserve — we have four generators in reserve Syn: available, to/on hand, ready, in readiness, set aside, at one s disposal …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in reserve — available for use if needed. I know how much money I will earn, how much I can spend, and what I need to keep in reserve …   New idioms dictionary

  • in reserve — idi put aside or withheld for a future need; reserved: money in reserve[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • in reserve — in stock, in supply, in store …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in reserve — Synonyms and related words: about to be, already in sight, approaching, aside, at hand, back, brewing, by, close, close at hand, coming, forthcoming, future, gathering, going to happen, immediate, imminent, impendent, impending, in anticipation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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