rein in

  1. control and direct with or as if by reins
    rein a horse
  2. stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
    He reined in his horses in front of the post office
  3. stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
    They reined in in front of the post office
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How To Use rein in In A Sentence

  • Not that the president will try to rein in stimulus spending: more is in the pipeline. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mr. Buck campaigned as an antiestablishment candidate who would do whatever it took to rein in government, even if it meant bucking GOP leadership. Bennet Wins Colorado Senate Race
  • Harris's descriptive powers and his characteristic knack for instant thumbnail sketches are given full rein in Pompeii.
  • Even unscrupulous pragmatists might want to let their pragmatism rein in their deviousness: even today, computer-searchable archived text seems fundamentally not to be the best medium for winning influence by, um, cageyness. Tax Freedom Redux
  • The museum has been forced to rein in its work in many areas: cutting numbers of staff, reducing opening hours, cancelling exhibitions and installing a rota of closed galleries.
  • You could stand to rein in your jealousy a little, though, and your boyfriend may want to not fib about things that are going to exacerbate that quality in you.
  • He also blasted investors for not doing enough to rein in executive pay. The Sun
  • Well, now some lawmakers and celebrities are calling for a law to rein in the paparazzi.
  • He tried to rein in speculation, tempering his panic with what he hoped was common sense. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE
  • The waist-high fence might rein in the majority of Chinese citizens; but, today, more Chinese than ever before were interested in seeing what was on the other side. Gilliam Collinsworth Hamilton: China's Waist-High Fence
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