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hidden reserve1


funds that are not declared in an organization's accounting books; also called secret reserve

hidden reserve2


capabilities beyond those normally available to someone

hidden reserve3


something kept in reserve and concealed, esp. not declared on a balance sheet or account


She has a hidden reserve of candy bars.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • He and a picket were cut off from the main body by a hidden reserve of the enemy.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • She always felt sure that there was some hidden reserve of rebellion in Jerome, coerce him into obedience as she might.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • But even as he exulted, Buck drew upon some hidden reserve of strength and pulled up even again.

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