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    reigning in prices

    What does "reigning in prices" mean?

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    Re: reigning in prices

    NOT A TEACHER


    1. Perhaps the person who wrote that phrase was in a hurry and accidentally misspelled

    "reining in prices." (no "g.")

    a. My dictionary tells me that one "reins in a horse." That is, to stop or slow down a horse.

    b. So we can say that a government is trying to stop or slow down the prices of goods.


    HAVE A NICE DAY!


    P.S. As you know, "reign" is another verb: Her Majesty has reigned for 60 years.

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