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Meaning of “free rein” in the English Dictionary

"free rein" in British English

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free rein

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

"free rein" in American English

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free reinnoun [U]

 /ˈfri ˈreɪn/
freedom to ​act and make ​decisions without first getting ​permission: The ​youngfilmmakers were given free rein to ​experiment with new ​themes and ​techniques
(Definition of free rein from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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