take the reins

Definition of take the reins

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

reinsplay
  1. :  kidneys

    :  the region of the kidneys :  loins

    :  the seat of the feelings or passions


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