leading reins


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leading reins

or

leading strings

pl n
1. straps or a harness and strap used to assist and control a child who is learning to walk
2. excessive guidance or restraint
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Despite his 11-stroke leading cushion, Els will be conscious of lettings lip his hands on the leading reins as he did in Phuket six years ago when Tiger Woods came from eight behind at the halfway mark to eventually defeat Els in a play-off.
She held on to the leading reins alongside the filly's groom, Pam Winterburn, and fed her some grass.
India's Arjun Atwal kept the East ahead in the "East meets West" billed event, maintaining his grip on the leading reins by adding a 70 to Thursday's 65 for nine under in the pounds 520,000 event.