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:

    What rein can hold licentious wickedness
    When down the hill he holds his fierce career?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Everyone asks for freedom for himself,
    The man free love, the businessman free trade,
    The writer and talker free speech and free press.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)