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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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Because in accordance with our obligation, hidden reserves were disclosed during the course of the acquisitions, giving rise to goodwill.
We wouldn't know the depths of our strength, humility and resolve if it wasn't for what we learn through digging deep to find our hidden reserves.
As the race to the finish line brought in big hitters Suspect Device and Alternative Ulster along with Gotta Getaway, the crowd found hidden reserves of energy for one final blast creating a mosh pit that made a Slipknot circle pit look like an afternoon at the Wheel Tappers and Shunters Club.
But in a crazy final set featuring five breaks of serve, Murray found hidden reserves of strength and took his fourth match point to deafening cheers at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
He showed hidden reserves of stamina when third in the Gold Cup and his races have been well spaced out.
As is so often the case with middle books, by the end we've moved the pieces on the chess board into interesting positions, and uncovered unseen weaknesses on the part of the Others, as well as hidden reserves of strength in the humans, but not much ground has truly been gained.
He expressed the hope that these hidden reserves will prove a guarantee to the development of the country and the nation.
Some capitulate while others demonstrate hidden reserves of strength, resourcefulness and aggression that prove you should never judge a book by its well-worn cover.
Miroslav Zolotarev, the Head of ACEX Group, took part in several round-table discussions within the scope of the forum: “Import substitution: hidden reserves,” and “Industrial parks - industrial infrastructure development system.
When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had.
When a Katrina-like storm threatens to send them all to sea, she must find hidden reserves of strength to steer her pop to safety in a boat made from the back of a pick-up truck.
The second case concerns tax rules, which Germany imposes on the reinvestment of hidden reserves - and which the Commission considers discriminatory.