strain at the leash

strain at the leash
to try and escape from someone's control so that you can do what you want

teenagers straining at the parental leash


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  • strain at the leash — phrase to try and escape from someone’s control so that you can do what you want teenagers straining at the parental leash Thesaurus: to escape from a place or situationsynonym Main entry: leash * * * I …   Useful english dictionary

  • strain at the leash — idi to struggle against constraints …   From formal English to slang

  • leash — [ liʃ ] noun count a long thin piece of material attached to a dog s collar so that it can be controlled in a public place: All dogs must be kept on a leash while on the beaches. a short/tight leash under strict control: Her parents keep her on a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leash — [lēsh] n. [ME lese < OFr lesse, length of cord, leash < laissier, to let, permit < laxare, to lighten, relieve < laxus, loose: see LAX] 1. a cord, strap, etc. by which a dog or other animal is held in check 2. Hunting a set of three,… …   English World dictionary

  • leash — n. strap 1) to slip ( get free of ) a leash 2) on a leash (to walk a dog on a leash) control restraint 3) to hold in leash 4) to strain at the leash ( to attempt to cast off controls ) * * * [liːʃ] [ control ] [ restraint ] to hold in leash [… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • leash — UK [liːʃ] / US [lɪʃ] noun [countable] Word forms leash : singular leash plural leashes mainly American a lead for a dog • a short/tight leash under strict control Her parents keep her on quite a short leash. strain at the leash …   English dictionary

  • leash — [[t]liʃ[/t]] n. 1) a chain, strap, etc., for controlling or leading a dog or other animal; lead 2) control; restraint: to keep one s temper in leash[/ex] 3) a brace and a half, as of foxes or hounds; set of three animals 4) to secure or control… …   From formal English to slang

  • leash — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. leader, thong; trio. See restraint, numeration. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cord, chain, strap; see rope . • hold in leash, Syn. check, curb, control; see restrain 1 . • strain at the leash, Syn. be… …   English dictionary for students

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  • strain — strain1 [streın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(worry)¦ 2¦(difficulty)¦ 3¦(force)¦ 4¦(injury)¦ 5¦(plant/animal)¦ 6¦(quality)¦ 7¦(way of saying something)¦ 8 strains of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 4; Date: 1500 1600; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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