give full rein to (one)(redirected from gave full rein to somebody)
give full rein to (one)
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 full rein to me? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
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give/lend an ear
To pay close attention; listen attentively.
givefree/full rein to
To release from restraints; allow to go unchecked: gave free rein to her emotions.
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