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 Bridle Road or Way.Bridlegoose (Judge), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bridle up (To).
 
In French, se rengorger, to draw in the chin and toss the head back in scorn or pride. The metaphor is to a horse pulled up suddenly and sharply.   1
 


 Bridle Road or Way.Bridlegoose (Judge), 

 
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