hold the reins

hold the reins
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  • hold the reins — ► to be in control of something: »He currently holds the reins at one of the fastest growing mobile communications businesses in the country. Main Entry: ↑hold …   Financial and business terms

  • hold the reins — verb To be in charge, to be in control, as of a business, political organization, or other group. These terms . . . will place the future behavior of Germany at the dictation of the associated powers regardless of what form of provisional… …   Wiktionary

  • hold the reins — be the most influential person He has been holding the reins in his company for many years …   Idioms and examples

  • the reins — [plural] ► power and control of a business or other activity: »These are the councillors who hold the reins of power. »He handed the reins to his successor. »I am retiring, and someone else can take over the reins. Main Entry: ↑rein …   Financial and business terms

  • To take the reins — Rein Rein (r?n), n. [F. r[^e]ne, fr. (assumed) LL. retina, fr. L. retinere to hold back. See {Retain}.] 1. The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse. [1913 Webster] This… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Protocols of the Elders of Zion — ( Protocols of the wise men of Zion , Library of Congress s Uniform Title; ru. Протоколы сионских мудрецов , or Сионские протоколы ; see also other titles) is an antisemitic tract alleging a Jewish and Masonic plot to achieve world domination. It …   Wikipedia

  • hold — A process by which a bank restricts funds deposited by checks. Usually but not always used to restrict the proceeds of checks drawn on other banks until the funds have been transferred by the drawor s bank to an account that the depositor s bank… …   Financial and business terms

  • hold — 1. v. & n. v. (past and past part. held) 1 tr. a keep fast; grasp (esp. in the hands or arms). b (also refl.) keep or sustain (a thing, oneself, one s head, etc.) in a particular position (hold it to the light; held himself erect). c grasp so as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The New Statesman — For the current affairs magazine, see New Statesman. For other uses, see New Statesmen. infobox television show name = The New Statesman genre = Satirical sitcom creator = Laurence Marks Maurice Gran executive producer = David Reynolds John… …   Wikipedia

  • The Byzantine Empire —     The Byzantine Empire     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Byzantine Empire     The ancient Roman Empire having been divided into two parts, an Eastern and a Western, the Eastern remained subject to successors of Constantine, whose capital was at …   Catholic encyclopedia

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