Значение идиомы ride herd on

[ride herd on] {v. phr.} 1. To patrol on horseback around a herd ofanimals to see that none of them wanders away.

Two cowboys rodeherd on the cattle being driven to market.

2. {informal} To watchclosely and control; take care of.

A special legislative assistantrides herd on the bills the president is anxious to have congresspass.

Mary rode herd on the small children walking home fromschool to keep them from running into the street.

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