take the wheel

take the wheel

To take or assume control (of something). After the CEO announced that she had been diagnosed with dementia, her daughter gradually began taking the wheel of the company. I don't know why people are so utterly terrified of letting the federal government take the wheel when it comes to things like healthcare.
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At each event people will be able literally to take the wheel as they race in a camper van rally simulator, which I think is going to provide a lot of fun and enjoyment.
By day, a mine should be obvious at 100 yards or more Kochrekar even lets me take the wheel while he goes below for breakfast.
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