"All Donald J. Trump had to do was avoid tripping over his shoelaces. Instead he somehow contrived to blow his biggest moment."
━━ n. （普通pl.） 手綱; 抑制（の手段）.
draw rein （馬を止めるため）手綱を引く; 速度を落とす; 控え目にする.
give a horse the rein(s) 馬を自由に歩かせる.
give ((a) free) rein to / give the reins to …に自由にさせる.
keep a tight rein on …を厳しく制御する.
━━ vt. （馬を）手綱で御す, 抑制する.
rein back [up] （馬などを）手綱で引き止める.
rein in [back] 馬の歩みをゆるめる; 抑制する.
noun [C usually plural]
1 a long thin piece of material, especially leather, which helps you to control and direct a horse:
You pull on both reins to stop or slow a horse, but only the left rein to turn left.
2 UK a strap which is put around a small child's body or wrist and held at the other end by an adult so that the adult can stop the child running away:
I always put my son on reins when we go shopping.keep a tight rein on sb/sth (ALSO keep sb/sth on a tight rein)
to have a lot of control over someone or something:
My father always kept us on a tight rein.
In retaking the reins of Starbucks Corp., Howard Schultz will have to fix a coffee empire that he says has become stifled by bureaucracy and has lost the courage that helped it change how Americans get their coffee.
the freedom to do, say or feel what you want:
The young film-makers were given free rein to experiment with new themes and techniques.
He deliberately gave his emotions free rein as he played the sonata.
Indirectly, he confirmed that he gives free rein to his deputies. Asked about the claim on his company’s Web site that it is a “market leader,” he sighed. “That’s not something I would say,” he said. “Actually, it’s baloney. But that’s what our marketing people came up with. You can’t do everything. You have to let people do their job.”
rein sth in/back (ACTIVITY) phrasal verb [M]
to control an emotion, activity or situation to prevent it from becoming too powerful:
We tried to rein in our excitement and curiosity.
Reports today suggest consumers are already reining back spending.
rein in [back] 馬の歩みをゆるめる; 抑制する.
Samsung Electronics Reins in Chip Output
Samsung Electronics said it won't spend more in 2008 than in 2007 on new memory-chip factories and production.
Region's Builders Rein In Visions
With Real Estate Downturn, Projects Scaled Back, Scrapped
(By Paul Schwartzman and Alejandro Lazo, The Washington Post)
The rest of us — a lumpy assortment of cafeteria Catholics, guilty parents, peace-’n’-justice lefties, stubborn Vatican II die-hards — will have ours. We’ll have to prod our snoozing pewmates when to sit and stand; they’ll have to rein in their zealots.
Beijing can't clean up the environment, rein in stock speculation, or police its companies. Why the mainland's problems could keep it from becoming the next superpower.
Hazard: The guitar-shaped zipper pulls on each boot can interlock while a child is walking, causing the child to trip and fall.
trip (LOSE BALANCE)
FALL 墜落 一個人的身體從直立姿勢掉落成傾斜或半傾斜姿勢。墜落可能發生於同
SLIP 滑倒 由於一隻腳或鞋失去與走道表面、地板、梯級、路面的牽阻力而引起滑
to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something when you are walking or running, or to cause someone to do this:
He tripped and fell over, grazing his knee.
That cable is dangerous. Someone might trip over it.
He was sent off for deliberately tripping Robson when he was about to score a goal.
She broke her ankle when she had a nasty trip on the stairs.
He tripped over a brick.他被一塊磚頭絆倒了。)
noun [U] INFORMAL
That's a load of baloney if you ask me.
- The principles or practice of obscurants.
- A policy of withholding information from the public.
- A style in art and literature characterized by deliberate vagueness or obliqueness.
- An example or instance of this style.
━━ n. 反啓蒙主義; 【文学・芸術】あいまいな表現.