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'Free Rein' or 'Free Reign'?
The phrase does not make you king or queen for the day.
7 May 2020
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“Free rein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20rein. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.
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