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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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squirrel awayTo stash or hide; to hoard, collect, save, or accumulate; to create a reserve, stash, or hoard of some supply, so as to recall a squirrel's burying of nuts.Rate it:

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up one's sleeveHidden, in reserve.Rate it:

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no holds barredWithout reserve; in an especially ruthless or vicious manner.Rate it:

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I don't fancy yoursUsed to reserve the right to chat up an attractive woman, who is with an unattractive woman.Rate it:

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mad moneyA sum of money kept in reserve or to insulate oneself financially in the event of the sudden breakdown of a relationship in which one is economically dependent.Rate it:

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book upTo reserve or book all of something, for example by purchasing all the tickets.Rate it:

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boots and allWithout reserve, with no holds barred; totally, completely.Rate it:

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dry powdercash (or cash-like securities) kept in reserve in case of need.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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go all outTo reserve nothing; to put forth all possible effort or resources.Rate it:

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go the whole hogTo do something as entirely or completely as possible; to reserve or hold back nothing.Rate it:

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lay asideTo reserve for future use; to save as a backup.Rate it:

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mad moneyA sum of money, often relatively small in amount, kept in reserve to use for impulsive, frivolous purposes.Rate it:

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make timeTo reserve a period of time to do something.Rate it:

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ne nous flattez pas le déSpeak out without any reserve.Rate it:

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nest eggA savings; a reserve of money.Rate it:

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on holdOn reserve; being held for someone.Rate it:

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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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pull out all the stopsTo reserve or hold back nothing.Rate it:

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sans arrière-penséeWithout reserve; With no after-thought.Rate it:

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set asideTo separate and reserve something for a specific purpose.Rate it:

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speak forTo claim, reserve, or occupy.Rate it:

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subsidia collocareto station reserve troops.Rate it:

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twelfth manreserve in cricketRate it:

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