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Used specifically when talking about horse riding or activities involving physical reins. SlideShe grabbed the reins tightly as the horse galloped.
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Active GuidancePlay
Implies actively guiding or steering something, not just holding onto it. SlideDuring the lesson, the instructor kept a close hand on the reins.
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Can be used metaphorically to describe control in non-equestrian contexts. SlideHe kept a tight rein on the project's budget.