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rein in Horses topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreinrein1 /reΙͺn/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 DSH[countable usually plural] a long narrow band of leather that is fastened around a horse’s head in order to control it β†’ bridle2 β†’ give (full/free) rein to something3 β†’ give somebody (a) free rein4 β†’ keep a tight rein on somebody/something5 β†’ take/hand over the reins
Examples from the Corpus
reinβ€’ Despite bad moods and worse manners, the car could always be tamed by appreciation, patience and just enough rein.β€’ And the mare, as if finally understanding, begins to strain, tosses her head wildly, pulls at the reins.β€’ He dragged on the reins and drew the buggy around, flaying the horse with his whip.β€’ The ponies were growing restless, and she shook the reins and sent them on down the gentle slope towards the house.β€’ He gave me the backbone to take the reins and be assertive and a little more aggressive.β€’ SunSelect general manager, Carl Ledbetter, takes the reins of the combined unit.β€’ Meanwhile, Seb tied the reins of his horse to the back of the cart before sprinting towards the manor house.