ride herd on

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To supervise a group of people, such as workers, and/or their actions, i.e. their work.

Etymology:

  • From the cowboy task of driving cattle while riding along with them.
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As the new editor, his job is to ride herd on the staff and check on the tone of the articles.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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