hold the reins

Definition of hold the reins

  1. :  to be in control They held the reins of government/power.

Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

reinsplay
  1. :  kidneys

    :  the region of the kidneys :  loins

    :  the seat of the feelings or passions


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