ride herd

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Related to ride herd: not to mention, On a par, in the first place, give rise to, pat on the back
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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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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.
Wazen-Dhehbia" gateway, while Gaddafi's troops cannot ride herd on the
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.
lt calls for the appointment of a director of independent cost assessment to ride herd on weapons projects and requires review of major systems before they can receive continued funding.
Second, the Boston Foundation will create a single lead organization to ride herd on the entire effort--working with leaders of community organizations in each of the identified "hot spots," plus city agencies.
He's excited about returning to a field that will allow him to zero in on individual issues, rather than ride herd over countless ones throughout a 1,500-employee organization.