ride herd on
phrasal to keep a check on ; supervise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ride herd on — (someone/something) American to be responsible for controlling a group of people and their actions. The new editor will ride herd on the staff, checking on the overall policy and tone of the paper …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride herd on — phrasal : to look out for : keep in check : oversee, police here comes an officer to ride herd on us Erle Stanley Gardner * * * ride herd on (orig US) 1. To guard (a herd of cattle, etc) by riding on its perimeter 2. To control, keep watch on ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride herd on — watch closely and control The new supervisor plans to ride herd on the people who work for him …   Idioms and examples

  • ride herd on — {v. phr.} 1. To patrol on horseback around a herd of animals to see that none of them wanders away. * /Two cowboys rode herd on the cattle being driven to market./ 2. {informal} To watch closely and control; take care of. * /A special legislative …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ride herd on — {v. phr.} 1. To patrol on horseback around a herd of animals to see that none of them wanders away. * /Two cowboys rode herd on the cattle being driven to market./ 2. {informal} To watch closely and control; take care of. * /A special legislative …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ride\ herd\ on — v. phr. 1. To patrol on horseback around a herd of animals to see that none of them wanders away. Two cowboys rode herd on the cattle being driven to market. 2. informal To watch closely and control; take care of. A special legislative assistant… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ride herd on — verb To supervise a group of people, such as workers, and/or their actions, i.e. their work. But Rabbit feels as though he owns it all, showing up at the showroom day after day, riding herd on the paperwork and the payroll [...]. Rabbit Is Rich… …   Wiktionary

  • ride herd on — N. Amer. keep watch over. → ride …   English new terms dictionary

  • ride herd on — idi to maintain control or discipline over …   From formal English to slang

  • ride herd on someone — ride herd on (someone/something) American to be responsible for controlling a group of people and their actions. The new editor will ride herd on the staff, checking on the overall policy and tone of the paper …   New idioms dictionary

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