jdn. an die (kurze) Leine legen

Submitted by SiHo_92 on 09.01.2018

jdn. an die (kurze) Leine legen (German) — It means to actively maintain control over someone.

English, explained by SiHo_92 on Tue, 09/01/2018 - 03:43
Yes, but an active type of control. Like obliging him to get permission for every single action he takes. - Hansi K_Lauer 3 months ago
Is "to get control over" better? - SiHo_92 3 months ago

Translations of "jdn. an die (kurze) Leine ..."

Englishto get sb. under one's thumb
FrenchAvoir la mainmise sur quelqu'un