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allow (one) free rein

To give one complete freedom to do what one wants or chooses. Can you believe the boss allowed me free rein on this project? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
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allow (one) full rein

To give one complete freedom to do what one wants or chooses. Can you believe the boss allowed me full rein on this project? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
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give (one) free rein

To give one complete freedom to do what one wants or chooses. "Rein" refers to the reins of a horse. Can you believe the boss gave me free rein on this project? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
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give (one) full rein

To give one complete freedom to do what one wants or chooses. Can you believe the boss gave me full rein on this project? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
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give/allow somebody/something free/full ˈrein

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give/allow free/full ˈrein to somebody/something

not restrict, limit or control something: In a novel the author need not keep to the facts, but a textbook is not the place to give free rein to your imagination. OPPOSITE: keep a tight rein on somebody/something
A rein is a long leather band that is fastened around a horse’s neck and used by the rider to control the speed of the horse.
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Technology has allowed people to give full rein to voyeurism.
The gathering aims to give full rein to the potentials of the youth and activate their roles in the development of their respective countries," he said in press statements following the opening ceremony.
Coleman is letting Gareth ale and Aaron Ramsey give full rein to their footballing genius, but in a pattern where they all know their jobs.
e album, from which he promises to play a few songs at the Town Hall alongside old favourites, is a sumptuous collection of self-penned songs that give full rein to his celebrated guitar work that has been compared to the great Jimi Hendrix himself.
The spare intimate settings give full rein to his vocal sweetness, his loopfuelled funk (the clunky Sing) and acoustic tenderness (the lovely Tenerife Sea).
We must remember what can happen when an unbalanced politician ((remember the infamous "we are a grandmother" quote and the sitting in tank turrets wearing a union flag scarf like something from Gilbert and Sullivan) is allowed to give full rein to personal spite and prejudices.
This allowed me to give full rein to the voices in my head, or to put that another way the voices I would conjure up to keep my little charges amused.
Optometrists know only too well the frustration of not being allowed to give full rein to their skills and training.
Both Sheen and Stephens are allowed to give full rein to their thoughts on the Manics' classic 1996 single A Design For Life.
The festival's main objective is to give full rein to amateur graffiti, allowing artists to create their imaginative works, building a wall of communication between them and the masses," says Tamer Assem, the Director of Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Centre.
The wetlands allows us to give full rein to our vision of creating golf courses where nature works in harmony with the values of this royal and ancient game.
Launching Drive, Lorenzo can finally give full rein to his passion: production.
The building administrators give full rein to the team leaders in setting team agendas for the year.