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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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Brummies have taken the wheel, a regular feature of festive celebrations in Centenery Square, to their hearts after it was first put up on November 6, 2003.
Until you've taken the wheel of a Mondeo, it's hard to understand how polished its dynamics are.
A NEW boss has taken the wheel at Goodyear Dunlop's Birmingham-based UK operations.
Yesterday's inquest at Morpeth heard conflicting accounts of the accident, which happened just after his colleague David Reaveley had taken the wheel.
He clearly should not have taken the wheel himself, '' she told the court.
It was announced yesterday William Clay Ford Junior, the great-grandson of the company's founder Henry Ford, had taken the wheel of the motor business his family owns.
He had arranged for a female companion to drive him home from a series of business meetings but had taken the wheel when the car developed engine trouble.
Rchardson, of Walton Road, Walton, had been banned for drink-driving in April but was twice arrested subsequently, He was arrested while driving back from the FA cup final in Cardiff in May and his solicitor told Liverpool magistrates' court he had reluctantly taken the wheel because the two friends he had travelled to the match with were drunk.
Line, former UAW leader Kenneth Ham has taken the wheel to shape his
William Lobban, 39, claimed he had only taken the wheel as his wife did not want to drive home.
TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond (right) has taken the wheel of another high-powered car less than a year after his horrific crash while filming for the show.
Former Wragge partner Bob Gilbert has taken the wheel at the group that advises the Government on sustaining and developing UK motorsport.
A POPULAR rugby player who was killed when his car hit a tree had taken the wheel after becoming tired of waiting for a lift after a night out drinking with friends, an inquest heard.
On December 1 last year, she was preparing to take her kids to school when she opened the front door to find thieves had taken the wheels from her car.
Mr Flood said: "We've been doing a lot of good gigs, had a lot of record company interest and been in talks with Zomba Music but this has really taken the wheels off for us.