ride herd

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Verb1.ride herd - driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them; "Joe was riding herd during the day"
ride, sit - sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
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The six-time Grammy nominee and nine-time Country Music Assn, award winner, romantically linked to decidedly un-country alt-rocker Gwen Stefani, continues to ride herd over the approximately 1,200-acre ranch spread outside tiny Tishomingo, Okla.
Clay Brown's interest in Blitz Fogger products is a fascinating sidebar to the garden tractor collection he and his daughter ride herd over.
Vest fail to ride herd on these rogue representatives, according to the SEC, it failed to follow customer protection rules that required it to calculate how much money it needed to keep in a reserve account to make good on losses for customers harmed by the misconduct.
JEB HENSARLING (R-Texas) had his way, he would ride herd on the beleaguered housing agency.
8220;Plus these OFMs were designed and created when outsourcing to third-world countries was in vogue, so there was an almost colonialist mentality where they expected Western managers to need to ride herd on foreign 'software sweatshop' workers.
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The company self-generates up to 40 per cent of its power, scrambles to find and retain staff to operate increasingly sophisticated machinery, and must ride herd over a stretched supply chain struggling to keep up with demand - all typical of challenges faced by the country s manufacturers.
Also part of the picture are Benedict's policy moves to expedite procedures for weeding abusers out of the priesthood," as well as creating "a new financial watchdog authority with the power to ride herd over once-untouchable entities such as the Vatican Bank or Propaganda Fide.
Kathmandu has no mayor to ride herd on building inspectors, fire chiefs and other officials responsible for making the city safe.
Yes, the profession could ride herd on agencies it lists as agreeing to abide by the guidelines--ensuring that they do not, for example, openly advertise that they will pay more.
The San Fernando Valley's economic possibility will never be as great as it once was as long as we allow the city of Los Angeles to ride herd over the Valley.
Only then there was no Federal Reserve to ride herd on the banks and print money if needed.