bridle englannista suomeksi
panna suitset suuhun
1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês," ''Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association'' 92, p. 457:
- (..) the horseman, who is the user of bridles and knows their use
- Let wisdom put a bridle on them before they are grown head-strong and unruly
To put a bridle on.
1835, (w), ''The Culprit Fay''
- He bridled her mouth with a silkweed twist.
(RQ:Burke Regicide Peac)
- Savoy and Nice, the keys of Italy, and the citadel in her hands to bridle Switzerland, are in that consolidation.
''Immigrant-rights and religious organizations bridled at the plan to favor highly skilled workers over relatives.'' (''Houston Chronicle'', 6/8/2007)
To hold up one's head proudly or affectedly.
(alternative form of)