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keep someone on a short leash

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keep someone on a short leash

verb phrase

To keep someone under close control: We must keep that crazy kid on a short leash (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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