take the rein(s)

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take the rein(s)

To take or assume control (of something). After the CEO announced that she had been diagnosed with dementia, her daughter gradually began taking the reins of the company. I don't know why people are so utterly terrified of letting the federal government take the rein when it comes to things like healthcare.
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Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
He took the reins to hold back his horses in his left hand.
Each day the train disgorged passengers for the Geysers, and Billy, as if accustomed to it all his life, took the reins of six horses and drove a full load over the mountains in stage time.
Henrique had a boy's pride in his new possession; and, as he advanced and took the reins out of the hands of his little groom, he looked carefully over him, and his brow darkened.
So saying, he donned the Butcher's apron, and, climbing into the cart, he took the reins in his hand and drove off through the forest to Nottingham Town.
She mounted the chariot sick and sorry at heart, while Iris sat beside her and took the reins in her hand.
Cass," was Priscilla's parting injunction, as she took the reins, and shook them gently, by way of friendly incitement to Speckle.
it was a bad business, a bad business;' then he quietly took the rein and led me to the stable; just at the door stood Samson.
Mr Finlay paid tribute to outgoing President Duncan Fraser, who took the reins of the NFF when former President Jock Laurie stepped down from the position in April.
A former dancer with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Luna Negra Dance Theater, Victor Alexander (a 2013 "25 to Watch") took the reins of the Center following a year-long choreographic project with the Lab Artists Program.
was He added: "He was very much the one who took the reins, although I approached him first.
The Blues ended a fivegame losing streak as Chris's older brother Stevie took the reins.
The Head of Elite Performance took the reins alongside Kieron Cunningham when Australian Royce Simmons got the boot earlier in the season after a poor run of results.
Sheikh Al-Nassar said: "Since he took the reins of government, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques spares no effort to serve the pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease and visit the Two Holy Mosques smoothly.
PORT VALE 2 NOTTS COUNTY 1 MICKY ADAMS guided his Vale side into the play-off places by becoming the first side to beat County since Steve Cotterill took the reins.