Meaning of “ride herd on sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"ride herd on sb/sth" in British English

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ride herd on sb/sth

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to be responsible for controlling a group of people and their actions:

The new editor will ride herd on the staff, checking on the overall policy and tone of the paper.

(Definition of “ride herd on sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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