Definition of 'rein'
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Now it sounds as if ministers are beginning to tire of this tight rein. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the 50-year-old left without anyone having been appointed to take the reins. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This gives a free rein to prejudice and inconsistency where the outcome can be as serious to a plaintiff as a judgment in a civil court. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tank units evolved from the cavalry regiments and the controls are like the reins of a horse. The Sun (2015)My parents gave me a lot of freedom and a long rein. A Channel of Peace (1993)Now it is rein back hard on lending to save the bank and your job. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He gives me free rein to let fly. The Sun (2013)The planners keep a tight rein on building work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The group was keeping a tight rein on costs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You just need to let her take the reins. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He reined in his horse and slid from the saddle. Man of Honour (2007)More worrying is what happens to those struggling when consumers really rein back in the new year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The difficulty now is to keep a tight rein on the dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The department insists it keeps a tight rein on spending. The Sun (2013)His personality had emerged from blinkers and his sense of humour was being given a more free rein. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We identified a number of ideas which would allow space for these aspects to be given free rein outside working hours. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)It was a job that required him to play his trombone while steering a horse by reins attached to his knees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The church doesn't hold the reins of power well. Christianity Today (2000)She said her father was leading the horse on a long rein when tragedy struck on Sunday. The Sun (2012)Of course, few bosses want to surrender the reins of power. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the less she needed him, the more he tried to keep hold of the reins. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But as long as anarchy reins onshore, little will change at sea. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She was given free rein for her first Fendi foray. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I had a go at sharing the reins of power and responsibility with him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A growing possibility is for Carver to be handed the reins for the rest of the season. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'rein'
British English: rein NOUN
Reins are the thin leather straps attached round a horse's neck which are used to control the horse.
He held the reins while the stallion tugged and snorted.
Definition of rein from the Collins English Dictionary
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