Definition of Idiom – “To Have/Give Free Reign”

Barcelona Olympic diving montjuicWhen you give something or someone free reign, you are giving them complete control and freedom. When you have free reign over a situation, you have no limitations or rules, you can do what you want.

Examples of English Idiom – “To Have/Give Free Reign”

1. When I was younger, my parents gave me free reign to do what I wanted on the weekend, but in the week, they had very strict rules.

2. I have hired a hairdresser to cut my hair. I didn’t know what to do so I have given her free reign to cut it how she wants. I hope she does a good job!

3. The boss was away from work so the staff had free reign to do what they felt like. They watched TV all day and didn’t do any work! It was terrible!

4. My boss wasn’t in work today so I had free reign to do what I wanted. It was great fun!

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