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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • As a boy he had imagined the reins by which horses are driven as slender silken bands and it shocked him to feel at Stradbrooke the greasy leather of harness.

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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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