The reins of power

Definition

The ‘reins of power’ is an idiom used to refer to the control or authority someone has over a situation.

Examples

He has taken the reins of power and is now in charge.

She has the reins of power firmly in her hands.

Origin

This idiom originated from the use of reins to control a horse.

FAQs

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What does ‘the reins of power’ mean?

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It is an idiom used to refer to the control or authority someone has over a situation.

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What is the origin of this phrase?

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The phrase originated from the use of reins to control a horse, suggesting the person in control is the one with the reins.