Most important, we now know that street violence is not inevitable—it can be reined in.
And both strategies have been reined in by the new police commissioner, William Bratton.
He reined in federal spending by as much as $2.5 trillion and set limits for how much the nation can rack up in debt.
Like his old man, he keeps it reined in, but when talking about fishing, a true regret seeps out.
But they fuel the narrative of a media mogul who needs to be reined in.
They had gone about six miles from the Fort when she reined in and waited for the others to come up, then made her adieux.
Thereupon he reined his horse backward through the thickest of the crowd.
He reined up at a shallow pool, and while the animal drank he carefully scanned the surrounding country.
He took off his hat to my companion, and reined in his horse.
In the heat of midday Hare yielded to its influence and reined in his horse under a slate-bank where there was shade.
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.