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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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The Magician's Nephew
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  • my nose fair pinched off me with the wind, and my ’ands that numb I couldn’t ’ardly ’old the reins?

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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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