forces kept available for future use

(usu. mil. and sports)

1) to call out, call up the reserves

2) to commit one's reserves

3) limited; limitless reserves

* * *
call up the reserves
limitless reserves
['forces kept available for future use'] (usu. mil. and sports) to call out
to commit one's reserves

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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