Would we have a grand bargain to raise some taxes and rein in the growth of Medicare and Social Security?
Florida, another state that has had to deal with harsh cuts to rein in deficits, is also now in the black.
Congress itself ironically recognized as much in its effort to rein in presidential use of force after Vietnam.
He was a royal pain, they said, and management had become exhausted trying to rein him in.
In most cases, making Palestine “Juden rein” has not been the demand of the Palestinian Authority.
Under the firm touch of the girls hand on the rein the horse sped on down the valley.
She added, giving the rein to her imagination, "I'll loose the dog."
His clutching hands caught at rein and mane, and he was swept off his feet and borne onward.
He drew in his rein, and stopped his steed at one end of the breastwork.
I was about to ride on when Jud caught at the rein and put up his hand.
c.1300, "strap fastened to a bridle," from Old French rene, resne "reins, bridle strap, laces" (Modern French rêne), probably from Vulgar Latin *retina "a bond, check," back-formation from Latin retinere "hold back" (see retain). To give something free rein is originally of horses.
c.1300, from rein (n.). Figurative extension "put a check on" first recorded 1580s. Related: Reined; reining. To rein up "halt" (1550s) is from the way to make a horse stop by pulling up on the reins.
The kidneys, loins, or lower back.
the kidneys, the supposed seat of the desires and affections; used metaphorically for "heart." The "reins" and the "heart" are often mentioned together, as denoting the whole moral constitution of man (Ps. 7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 139:13; Jer. 17:10, etc.).