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free rein
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
an idiom indicating that one can act free of constraints
  • The scenes depicted on the emunctory field, showing our ancient duns and raths and cromlechs and grianauns and seats of learning and maledictive stones, are as wonderfully beautiful and the pigments as delicate as when the Sligo illuminators gave free rein to their artistic fantasy long long ago in the time of the Barmecides.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (75% in)

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