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English definition of “hold the reins”

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hold the reins

be in control: She's the boss but her secretary often seems to hold the reins.
Translations of “hold the reins”
in Chinese (Traditional) 掌管,掌握…
in Chinese (Simplified) 掌管,掌握…
(Definition of hold the reins from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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