rein sth in

UK US rein sth in/back
Phrasal Verb with rein({{}}/reɪn/ verb
(also rein back on sth)
to control something and stop it increasing: »

Consumers tend to rein in their spending in a recession.

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Some of the worst Wall Street abuses have been reined in.

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We need to rein back on expenditure in the next financial year.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • rein sth back — UK US rein sth in/back Phrasal Verb with rein({{}}/reɪn/ verb (also rein back on sth) ► to control something and stop it increasing: »Consumers tend to rein in their spending in a recession. »Some of the worst Wall Street abuses have been reined… …   Financial and business terms

  • rein sth in/back — UK US rein sth in/back Phrasal Verb with rein({{}}/reɪn/ verb (also rein back on sth) ► to control something and stop it increasing: »Consumers tend to rein in their spending in a recession. »Some of the worst Wall Street abuses have been reined… …   Financial and business terms

  • rein — rein1 [reın] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: rene, from Latin retinere; RETAIN] 1.) [C usually plural] a long narrow band of leather that is fastened around a horse s head in order to control it →↑bridle 2.) give (full/free) rein to sth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rein — 1 noun (C) 1 also reins (plural) a long narrow band of leather that is fastened around a horse s head in order to control it 2 give (full/free) rein to to allow an emotion or feeling to be expressed freely: He gave free rein to his imagination… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rein — ▪ I. rein rein 1 [reɪn] noun 1. keep a tight rein on something to control something strictly: • The finance director keeps a tight rein on spending. 2. take/​hand over the reins to take or give someone control over an organization or country: • I …   Financial and business terms

  • rein — noun 1 (often reins) for controlling a horse VERB + REIN ▪ hold ▪ Can you hold the reins for a minute? ▪ gather, gather up, pick up ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • allow sth full rein — give/allow sth full rein (also give/allow full rein to sth) ► to allow something to happen freely and completely: »This is a post which will give your talents full rein. »It s a task that requires you to allow full rein to your imagination. Main… …   Financial and business terms

  • give sth full rein — give/allow sth full rein (also give/allow full rein to sth) ► to allow something to happen freely and completely: »This is a post which will give your talents full rein. »It s a task that requires you to allow full rein to your imagination. Main… …   Financial and business terms

  • give/allow sth full rein — (also give/allow full rein to sth) ► to allow something to happen freely and completely: »This is a post which will give your talents full rein. »It s a task that requires you to allow full rein to your imagination. Main Entry: ↑rein …   Financial and business terms

  • keep a tight rein on sth — Ⅰ. keep a tight rein on sth ► to control something very carefully: »We need to keep a tight rein on the advertising budget. Main Entry: ↑rein Ⅱ. keep a tight rein on sth ► to control something, especially spending, in a very careful way: » …   Financial and business terms

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