What is free rein?

  • (noun): The removal of constraints.
    Example: "He gave free rein to his impulses"
    Synonyms: play

Famous quotes containing the words rein and/or free:

    Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl—and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to—which you can’t deny is the penalty of marriage.
    Victoria (1819–1901)