free rein


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free rein

n.
Unlimited freedom to act or make decisions: gave me free rein to reorganize the department.

free′ rein′


n.
unhampered freedom of movement, choice, or action.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free rein - the removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"
freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
Translations
champ libre
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All at once, a great galloping of horses filled the neighboring streets, and, with a long file of torches and a thick column of cavaliers, with free reins and lances in rest, these furious sounds debouched on the Place like a hurricane,--
Pulis (right) explained: "There was a meeting with Saido and all the players and they've had free rein.
The jockeys allow their egos free rein but the racing speaks for itself.
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I would be out in town and people thought they had free rein to grope me.
Tory backbenchers have been given free rein by Mr Cameron to vote for an amendment in the House of Commons tomorrow, attacking the coalition's Queen's Speech for failing to include paving legislation for the referendum in 2017.
On her previous outing Free Rein drew well clear with the runner-up when winning her maiden at Newcastle a month after again pulling hard before finishing fourth on her debut at Newmarket.
If he is here for pre-season, given free rein to bring in his type of players, next season can be written off without a ball being kicked.
e cyclists also have free rein in Middlesbrough town centre.
Allowing Scotland free rein with this will put North East jobs and prosperity at risk.
I was led to believe that it was the Clintons who, in telling the American people that everyone deserved to own their own house, gave the banks free rein to lend willy-nilly to people who really shouldn't have been borrowing money.
HERE'S proof that actors shouldn't be given free rein when they sit in the director's chair.