give free rein

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  • It was not as difficult as it looked, once the horses were given free rein. Cited from The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch, by Laura Lee Hope
  • They were alone in the carriage, and she could give free rein to her feelings. Cited from The Malady of the Century, Max Nordau
  • The two games were commercial successes and Brown was given free rein for his third work.
  • In addition, they were given free rein to choose the names for their respective characters.
  • But it also suggests that even public resentment should not be given free rein. Cited from Handbook of Ethical Theory,George Stuart Fullerton
  • But usually his aim is to make money at something else so that he can give free rein to his real ambitions. Cited from Crime: Its Cause and Treatment, by Clarence Darrow
  • Milburn Stone was given free rein to choose the character's first name.
  • The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death.
  • Kramer was given free rein over what films he chose to make, along with a budget of nearly a million dollars each.
  • And having gauged their importance give free rein at once to the impulse to do everything that should not make way for something more important. Cited from The Trained Memory, by Warren Hilton
  • The real boss gave no reason for the decision, so Todd was given free rein to make it up as he went along.
  • Only once had he given free rein to his inclinations and written with a poisoned pen. Cited from The Auction Block, by Rex Beach
  • DJs at the time were given free rein to say whatever they wanted and play whatever they decided, since nobody was really listening.
  • The doves were given free rein of the artist's studio.
  • He was given free rein after his references were checked.
  • Individual state parties are given free rein to interpret these values and experiment with more concrete platforms.
  • Players assume the role of a survivor, and are given free rein in how they deal with the hostile world.
  • E. J. Su was hired as the artist, and was given free rein to re-design characters slightly.
  • The line-camp was abandoned, the cattle were scattered over the entire valley, and the instincts to garden were given free rein. Cited from Wells Brothers, The Young Cattle Kings, by Andy Adams
  • Morgan was given free rein over the latter's traits, only being directed to "be different from John".