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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: To give the rein to (0.00724 detik)
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Definition: To give the rein to
(r?n), n. [F. r[^e]ne, fr. (assumed) LL. retina, fr.
L. retinere to hold back. See Retain
1. The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on
each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse.
This knight laid hold upon his reyne. --Chaucer.
2. Hence, an instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or
governing; government; restraint. “Let their eyes rove
To give rein
, To give the rein to
, to give license to; to
leave withouut restrain.
To take the reins
, to take the guidance or government; to