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free rein

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


n.
unhampered freedom of movement, choice, or action.
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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
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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,--
Get excited about it all because "Free Rein" Season 3 is coming out on Netflix later this year.
He said robbers have free rein because residents do not want to risk being caught by police and therefore do not go out to help theft victims.
In his opinion, by saying that the citizens had to decide by their free will, the leadership of VMRO-DPMNE appears to have given free rein to many of their members to vote.
The process involves keeping strictly to the novel's word order, but I allow myself free rein with punctuation and form on the page.
"The idea that older white men are controlling the world and having free rein is over" - Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, 62.
Claire Jones, a member of the Equine Science and Welfare Management degree team at Wrexham Glyndwr University, is about to start shooting the second series of popular Netflix show, Free Rein.
As Mr Platt said, it was the Labour Party that did open our borders and let the European Union have free rein on entering our small country.
He is going to need investment and he is going to need free rein to completely overhaul the squad again.
On the other side of the coin we have allowed hate preachers free rein to preach their sick ideology of Islam.
The jockeys allow their egos free rein but the racing speaks for itself.