take the reins

Definition of take the reins

:to take control
  • The President-elect will officially take the reins in January.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

reins play
  1. : kidneys

  2. : the region of the kidneys : loins

  3. : the seat of the feelings or passions


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