Give free rein to

What is Give free rein to?

Give free rein to definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
Often reins. a leather strap, fastened to each end of the bit of a bridle, by which the rider or driver controls a horse or other animal by pulling so as to exert pressure on the bit.
any of certain other straps or thongs forming part of a harness, as a checkrein.

any means of curbing, controlling, or directing; check; restraint.
reins, the controlling or directing power: the reins of government.

verb (used with object)
to check or guide (a horse or other animal) by exerting pressure on a bridle bit by means of the reins.
to curb; restrain; control.

verb (used without object)
to obey the reins: a horse that reins well.
to rein a horse or other animal.

 

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