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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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References in classic literature ?
All right, all right," said Vronsky, taking the reins.
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.
He'll never stand still, if you call him names,' said Mr Abel, getting in, and taking the reins.
To you--no,' returned Sir Mulberry, taking the reins in his hand.
Financials are based on the buyer taking the reins in a full time capacity.
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.