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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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JEREMY Clarkson is planning a quick getaway from his Top Gear suspension hell - as close friend Phillipa Sage takes the wheel.
Robson Jnr takes the wheel in a Lamborghini on the track
Olivia Howells, four, takes the wheel of the 200ft tall ship Stavros S Niarchos at Barry Waterfront at the weekend
Surprisingly as the boys cruise around on a 4x4, it is Louis who takes the wheel instead of petrolhead Harry.
WHEN couples need a "designated driver" after a night out, it is usually the woman who takes the wheel, according to an AA/Populus survey.
FIRM FRIENDS: Brown, Hutton, McGregor and Whittaker pose together, top, before Brown takes the wheel of a golf cart with Whittaker
UNVEILED Team manager Sally Nicholson takes the wheel of Newcastle University's racing car.
5) Rusty Relics member Carl Stacy takes the wheel of his 1953 Economy garden tractor at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
SHIP AHOY: Katie Pritchard, 16, from Speke, takes the wheel of a tall ship watched by other novice sailors at Canning dock Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
Nicolas Lapierre was third and fifth fastest in Friday's chaotic practice sessions and whether he or team-mate Alexandre Premat takes the wheel this morning, France will have a driver with a season's experience of a similar type of racing in the Formula 1 feeder-series' GP2 behind them this year.
Dave Chatterton takes the wheel as Steve Bibby, left, and Vinny Belladonne hitch a ride in the 200,000thJaguar Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
Viewers hop in the passenger seat while Greta takes the wheel in search of unforgettable places, extreme adventures and extraordinary people.
Plus, there's a look at some of 2012's most exciting cars, and Jeremy will be grilling a celebrity guest who takes the wheel of the Reasonably Priced Car.
On the weekends, when his wife escapes to indulge in her beloved scrapbook addiction, Dad takes the wheel.
The Grammar School student from Tamworth takes the wheel of a Benetton once driven in the Formula One world championship by Jean Alesi.