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  1. free rein, play(noun)

    the removal of constraints

    "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"

    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

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  1. Pete Blair:

    That's a long time for someone to shoot at people, it takes some time for the SWAT team to get there, and during that time, the shooter has free rein to keep murdering people.

  2. Myon Burrell:

    I believe Amy Klobuchar gave the police free rein and said,' Just bring me back a conviction,'.

  3. Don McCullin:

    The press had had pretty free rein in the Vietnam War ... to run around where we want, go anywhere, see anything, but once the war was over, (there was a) feeling that it was the media that helped to lose (America) the war. We didn't.

  4. David Dollar:

    The United States's possible that The United States's The United States, let the Chinese hawks have their free rein to get the Chinese scared of potentially what might happen.

  5. Fergus Ryan:

    It's only really the hypernationalists that are given free rein, their content isn't censored, they're allowed to conduct campaigns, they're able to organize online... so that happens in China within the Great Firewall, and then we see also it spill out into the wider Internet.

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