keep a tight rein on


keep a tight rein on
Syn:
regulate, discipline, regiment, keep in line

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  • keep a tight rein on — (someone/something) to control someone or something carefully. Clarke has consistently pointed to the need to keep a tight rein on government finances. He kept a tight rein on his daughter …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on — ► keep a tight rein on exercise strict control over. Main Entry: ↑rein …   English terms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein — ( ● rein …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on — EXERCISE STRICT CONTROL OVER, regulate, discipline, regiment, keep in line. → rein * * * exercise strict control over; allow little freedom to her only chance of survival was to keep a tight rein on her feelings and words …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on — he s a coach who likes to keep a tight rein on his players Syn: exercise strict control over, regulate, discipline, regiment, keep in line See note at reign …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • keep a tight rein on — exercise strict control over. → rein …   English new terms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on sth — Ⅰ. keep a tight rein on sth ► to control something very carefully: »We need to keep a tight rein on the advertising budget. Main Entry: ↑rein Ⅱ. keep a tight rein on sth ► to control something, especially spending, in a very careful way: » …   Financial and business terms

  • keep a tight rein on someone — keep a tight rein on (someone/something) to control someone or something carefully. Clarke has consistently pointed to the need to keep a tight rein on government finances. He kept a tight rein on his daughter …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on something — keep a tight rein on (someone/something) to control someone or something carefully. Clarke has consistently pointed to the need to keep a tight rein on government finances. He kept a tight rein on his daughter …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep a tight rein on something — keep a tight grip/rein/hold/on something phrase to control something in a very strict way The company needs to keep a tight hold on costs this month. Thesaurus: to limit or control something or someonesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary