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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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  • —hi!" and the clown cracking jokes behind him; and by and by all hands dropped the reins, and every lady put her knuckles on her hips and every gentleman folded his arms, and then how the horses did lean over and hump themselves!

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  • The court reined in agency power—describing it as out of control.
  • She took up the reins of government.

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