In the 1980s, that was combating tax creep and curbing inflation.
Taming these institutions and curbing their excesses should be a task for a renewed Labour Party.
This can change—but by curbing tuition inflation, not by extending more loans.
“No, no, it's all right,” said the president, curbing the fury in the room.
This is a smart move, and will be far more important to curbing unauthorized immigration than token efforts at border security.
How great are the changes wrought in us by the curbing influence of time!
Other questions could be postponed; the question of curbing the king could not.
Quentin hesitated for an instant, and then seeing resistance was useless, boldly set foot upon the curbing.
The driver advanced at a walk, keeping as close as possible to the curbing.
curbing his patience, he waited an hour and then gently awoke the sleeping girl.
late 15c., "strap passing under the jaw of a horse" (used to restrain the animal), from Old French courbe (12c.) "curb on a horse," from Latin curvus, from curvare "to bend" (see curve (v.)). Meaning "enclosed framework" is from 1510s, probably originally with a notion of "curved;" extended to margins of garden beds 1731; to "margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1791 (sometimes spelled kerb). Figurative sense of "a check, a restraint" is from 1610s.
1520s, of horses, "to lead to a curb," from curb (n.). Figurative use from 1580s. Related: Curbed; curbing.