To give rein

Related to To give rein: give free rein
to give license to; to leave withouut restrain.

See also: Rein

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
They cooked their meat before they ate it and they shunned many articles of food as unclean that Tarzan had eaten with gusto all his life and so insidious is the virus of hypocrisy that even the stalwart ape-man hesitated to give rein to his natural longings before them.
KUWAIT - His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah called on the youth to give rein to their energy and zest for life in order to realize their aspirations.
When we were growing up, we were never allowed to give rein to our creative instincts and draw - or write - on the walls of our rooms.
Yet Bees' recent results mean the good-natured Kiwi is having to give rein to his inner Grinch as his role as director of rugby metamorphoses into Portway's resident Keeper of Feet on Ground.
Against ten men and a goal up West Brom began to give rein to their most flowing football.
Ketil explains how he includes improvisational passages in his compositions, allowing top musicians to give rein to their own creativity within given parameters.
HOWARD WRIGHT at the GBGC Gambling Law Conference in London SPORTS minister Richard Caborn is being urged to give rein to legislation that would allow betting shops to open from midmorning to late-evening all year round well in advance of the anticipated date of September 2007.
There will be plenty of opportunities to give rein to our hippie side - and let's face it, we all have one, no matter how latent.
Keuy notes that in Jerome's translations of Origen's homilies, "side by side with drastic periphrases, abbreviations, and interpolations designed to help the reader's understanding, we come across traces of [Jerome's] incorrigible tendency to heighten or intensify the colour of an expression, to give rein to his personal opinions or prejudices, or to show off his learning" (p.
Today's designers are moving away from traditional styles and colours to give rein to imaginations which see a blend of Eastern and Western ideas.