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take the rein(s)

To take or assume control (of something). After the CEO announced that she had been diagnosed with dementia, her daughter gradually began taking the reins of the company. I don't know why people are so utterly terrified of letting the federal government take the rein when it comes to things like healthcare.
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Vasili Andreevich, who was wearing two fur-lined coats one over the other, was already in the sledge, his broad back filling nearly its whole rounded width, and taking the reins he immediately touched the horse.
To you--no,' returned Sir Mulberry, taking the reins in his hand.
Victoria Hampson - previously RICS Member Services Manager (North & Midlands) - has been promoted to the role of regional director after taking the reins from Jennifer Welch, who has been promoted to director of business delivery following a secondment as director of RICS in West Africa.
JAMES Webster certainly seems to have the desired effect after taking the reins at the Wildcats.
The members of Australia s peak farm body, the National Farmers Federation (NFF), have today elected Queensland grazier Brent Finlay as the NFF s 12th President, taking the reins from outgoing President Duncan Fraser.
Summary: General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has conveyed the regards of the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to His Highness Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, on taking the reins of power in the State of Qatar.
The Loftus Road club sacked Mark Hughes yesterday morning after a winless start to the league campaign and overwhelming favourite Redknapp later confirmed he was close to taking the reins at QPR.
Mick McCarthy, fresh from taking the reins at Ipswich three days ago, enjoyed a 1-0 win over Birmingham, Town's first in 13 attempts.
Martin O'Neill has made a dramatic impact since taking the reins at Sunderland, steering the club to five wins in eight games.
Arkansas Senator Bob Johnson, a former speaker of the House, is the new president pro tern, taking the reins from Senator Jack Critcher.
However, he has so far enjoyed wins over Newcastle United and Fulham since taking the reins and can endear himself to the home crowd even further by inspiring his men to another important victory here.
GLENDALE -- Morre Dean is taking the reins of Glendale Adventist Medical Center at a time when the hospital is positioning itself as a leading health care facility in the region.
said he wasn't surprised at the lack of consensus within the interested parties group and commended the task force for taking the reins.
With new Chairman Ben Bernanke successfully taking the reins from former Chairman Alan Greenspan, Ferguson decided it was the right time to resign.
The former Dundee United manager has endured a torrid time since taking the reins from Iain Scott last month.