give someone his head

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To allow (someone) to act without constraint: to give (someone) free rein.

Etymology:

  • From horse racing: to allow a horse freedom of movement of its head. See Citations:give someone his head.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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