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hidden asset

n. an item of value which does not show on the books of a business, often excluded for some improper purpose such as escaping taxation or hiding it from a bankruptcy trustee. However, there may be a legitimate business reason for not including all assets on a profit and loss statement.

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All of our observed auctions receive at least one bid, and 97% of auctions with a hidden reserve have a high bid greater than the reserve.
Hidden Reserve and Solerina's half-sister Fair Ina both made big impressions when fighting out the finish of the mares' bumper
The government reports that total hidden reserves of the major banks, even discounting 55 percent of their value in accordance with BIS (Bank for International Settlements) guidelines (described in the following paragraph), are almost equal to their combined equity capital.
The company has a controversial history of using hidden reserves to smooth its quarter-to-quarter earnings, and last year had to restate and reclassify large chunks of deferred profits and service revenues.
Henderson uses the term "no seeums" in describing the hidden reserves of copper, PGM's (platinum group metals) and other minerals existing in their properties that are not easily visible to the eye.
Estimated net known reserves in the disputed fields are a modest 92 million barrels of oil equivalent, but both sides have pursued the issue because there may be larger hidden reserves.
But Gebrselassie, his face twisted in pain, found hidden reserves and with another injection of pace, finally got clear to win in 2hrs 6mins 9secs and scoop $250,000.
Either Mars has hidden reserves of carbon-dioxide ice that can supply large amounts of carbon-dioxide gas into the atmosphere during warm periods of more recent climate cycles, or Block Island fell billions of years ago," he added.
The budget 2012 has hidden reserves in the revenue part a BGN 300 M to 500 M, which are concealed on purpose, in order to reach and exceed planned revenues," Dimitrov insists.
You have hidden reserves of energy and talent that you may not be acknowledging enough.
Maybe there is something in this, for Bush, like the fictional Hacker, had hidden reserves of ruthlessness and low cunning to help him achieve his high ambitions.
The good news is most new parents discover hidden reserves of strength and patience they didn't know they had.