The lack of a unified opposition may make the chaos harder for Morsi to rein in.
Parents don't medicate kids because they are lazy parents and think the pills will rein in unruly kids.
While Lorde has the raw talent and songwriting ability, Little helped “rein in my writing and make it more accessible,” she says.
Florida, another state that has had to deal with harsh cuts to rein in deficits, is also now in the black.
The report says that the purpose of confinement to a mental hospital is often a means to rein in critics of the government.
Under the firm touch of the girls hand on the rein the horse sped on down the valley.
He gathered in the rein until he had it six inches from the bit.
His clutching hands caught at rein and mane, and he was swept off his feet and borne onward.
Then he wiped the rein with his coat tail and looked at it admiringly.
I was about to ride on when Jud caught at the rein and put up his hand.
c.1300, "strap fastened to a bridle," from Old French rene, resne "reins, bridle strap, laces" (Modern French rêne), probably from Vulgar Latin *retina "a bond, check," back-formation from Latin retinere "hold back" (see retain). To give something free rein is originally of horses.
c.1300, from rein (n.). Figurative extension "put a check on" first recorded 1580s. Related: Reined; reining. To rein up "halt" (1550s) is from the way to make a horse stop by pulling up on the reins.
The kidneys, loins, or lower back.
the kidneys, the supposed seat of the desires and affections; used metaphorically for "heart." The "reins" and the "heart" are often mentioned together, as denoting the whole moral constitution of man (Ps. 7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 139:13; Jer. 17:10, etc.).