The SEIU, where Henry will take the reins, likes to think it bucks that trend.
Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.
Two years later, she and her husband were all-powerful, supporting their nephew as he took the reins of power.
John King signed off as host of CNN's State of the Union Sunday and passed the reins to Candy Crowley.
In 2002, August III retired, and turned over the reins to a 60-year-old non-family CEO.
He jerked up on the reins with a curse and drove in the spurs.
They changed horses quickly, and Chichester took the reins and drove on.
His palms sweat so much, the reins were slippery in his hands.
He gave the reins to the driver, leaned back in the seat, and folded his arms.
He hung to the reins like a veteran horseman as the wild creature leaped and plunged and kicked.
see rein (n.). Figurative sense "means of controlling; control, check, restraint" is from early 14c.
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.).