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Free Rein vs. Free Reign

To give free rein, meaning “to allow more leeway,” derives from the idea of loosening one’s grip on the reins of a horse. Some people mistakenly understand the term as free reign. This is part of a complete episode.

bright-line

bright-line  n.— «Bright-line guidance is what’s called for, not blocks to the progress of enforcement cases or their resolution.» —“SEC’s Cox Tightens Reins on Enforcement Division (Update1)” by Otis...