What does free rein mean?

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free rein

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. free rein, playnoun

    the removal of constraints

    "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"


  1. free reinnoun

    loose rein, as of a horse

  2. free reinnoun

    the absence of constraints; freedom to make decisions

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of free rein in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of free rein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of free rein in a Sentence

  1. State Mike Pompeo:

    It told the Iranians that President Trump and our administration had free rein to develop a Shia crescent that extended from Yemen to Iraq to Syria and into Lebanon, surrounding our ally Israel, and threatening American lives as well.

  2. Pete Blair:

    That's a long time for someone to shoot at people, it takes some time for the SWAT team to get there, and during that time, the shooter has free rein to keep murdering people.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The FBI as you know is all over, talking to everybody... they have been all over The FBI as you know already. They have free rein to do whatever they have to do.

  4. Don McCullin:

    The press had had pretty free rein in the Vietnam War ... to run around where we want, go anywhere, see anything, but once the war was over, (there was a) feeling that it was the media that helped to lose (America) the war. We didn't.

  5. David Dollar:

    The United States's possible that The United States's The United States, let the Chinese hawks have their free rein to get the Chinese scared of potentially what might happen.

Images & Illustrations of free rein

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    the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    • A. gauge
    • B. plantation
    • C. empire
    • D. transition

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