allow (one) free rein

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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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But there is no reason to believe Khamenehi would allow free rein to either Khatami or Musavi in the presidency.
Hargreaves is expected to be a key man now though, offering a defensive discipline in midfield that should allow free rein to United's attacking stars.
It would also allow free rein to power mad doctors such as the late Dr Harold Shipman.
The most positive way to deal with family affairs after September is to follow your hunches, act on intuition, allow free rein to your imagination.