rein in

phrasal verb
reined in; reining in; reins in

Definition of rein in

1 : to limit or control (someone or something) Congress must rein in spending. You had better rein that kid in before she gets hurt.
2 : to make (an animal) stop by using reins The rider reined in his horse.

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“Rein in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rein%20in. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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