rein in

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rein in (third-person singular simple present reins in, present participle reining in, simple past and past participle reined in)

  1. To stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins
  2. (idiomatic) To stop or slow something, by exercising control.
    The government has no other option than to rein in public spending.

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