AmEnglish.com Resources

Tips and training to improve reading, vocabulary and communication skills

Idiom of the week – Take the reins

Posted by englishlessons on May 24, 2012

Definition:

assume charge or control

Examples:

After the politician left office in disgrace, her successor took the reins.

I don’t know if his son is ready to take the reins from his father and manage the business.

Picture it:

When you take the reins to ride a horse, you can control the horse.

AmEnglish.com Programs:

Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com

English Skills Series from AmEnglish.com

Leave a Reply

 
%d bloggers like this: