tight rein

tight rein
Tight rein
If things or people are kept on a tight rein, they are given very little freedom or controlled carefully.

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  • tight rein —    If things or people are kept on a tight rein, they are given very little freedom or controlled carefully.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • keep a tight rein on sth — Ⅰ. keep a tight rein on sth ► to control something very carefully: »We need to keep a tight rein on the advertising budget. Main Entry: ↑rein Ⅱ. keep a tight rein on sth ► to control something, especially spending, in a very careful way: » …   Financial and business terms

  • keep a tight rein on someone — keep a tight rein on (someone/something) to control someone or something carefully. Clarke has consistently pointed to the need to keep a tight rein on government finances. He kept a tight rein on his daughter …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on something — keep a tight rein on (someone/something) to control someone or something carefully. Clarke has consistently pointed to the need to keep a tight rein on government finances. He kept a tight rein on his daughter …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on — (someone/something) to control someone or something carefully. Clarke has consistently pointed to the need to keep a tight rein on government finances. He kept a tight rein on his daughter …   New idioms dictionary

  • (to) keep a tight rein on somebody — to keep a tight ˈrein on sb/sth idiom to control sb/sth carefully or strictly • It s essential to keep a tight rein on public spending. Main entry: ↑tightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) keep a tight rein on something — to keep a tight ˈrein on sb/sth idiom to control sb/sth carefully or strictly • It s essential to keep a tight rein on public spending. Main entry: ↑tightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on — ► keep a tight rein on exercise strict control over. Main Entry: ↑rein …   English terms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on — EXERCISE STRICT CONTROL OVER, regulate, discipline, regiment, keep in line. → rein * * * exercise strict control over; allow little freedom to her only chance of survival was to keep a tight rein on her feelings and words …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep a tight rein — ( ● rein …   Useful english dictionary

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