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free rein

the freedom to do, say, or feel what you want: The young film-makers were given free rein to experiment with new themes and techniques. He deliberately gave his emotions free rein as he played the sonata.
(Definition of free rein from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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