Go-off-the-reservation meaning

(literally) To leave a reservation to which one was restricted.
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(US, politics) To break with one's party or group, usually temporarily.
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(by extension) To engage in disruptive activity outside normal bounds.
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Origin of go-off-the-reservation

  • From analogy with a member of the tribe leaving an Indian reservation.
    From Wiktionary