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  • n  restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  • n  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
  • n  a figurative restraint
    kept a tight leash on his emotions
    he's always gotten a long leash
  • v  fasten with a rope

  • To the world outside Abu Ghraib prison, he became an iconic figure, a naked, prostrate Iraqi prisoner crawling on the end of a leash held by Private Lynndie England, the pixyish .
  • Dog owners, please don't buy that leash-on-a-reel thing that takes up 40 ft.
  • By the same token, he figures, you shouldn't wear a Captain America costume, put your goat on a leash or let your pants fall down in public.
News & Articles


  • Geoffrey Fieger in USA Today
    He's on a short leash for the next two years,Fieger said Friday. "After that, it will be another story. After two years, he no longer is going to be under their thumb."
  • Romeo Crennel in USA Today
    He is the starter,Crennel said. "He is the quarterback. He is not on a short leash. If he were on a short leash, I would've told him before the game that if you throw two interceptions I'm going to take you out. But I didn't do that...
  • Chris Martin in expressandstar.com
    Singer Chris Martin says: "This album was fuelled by a desire to move from black and white into colour. Or, if you like, we decided to let our garden grow a little more unkempt. The bloodhound was let off its leash."

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