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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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And Branson recalled: "She took the wheel of the boat and broke every speed limit there was going down the Thames.
At the restart, Cosmo took the wheel for the shortened race and worked his way up to LMP2 lead by lap 11, which he held until a yellow was thrown and he pitted on lap 24.
Podolski took the wheel of a Mercedes DMT touring car to speed around the 14-mile track's mix of twists, turns and fast straights.
Eugenie, 22, took the wheel after posing for pictures with the car and her 24-year-old sister in the shadow of the city's famous Brandenburg Gate.
It was below freezing and the crew had been ordered to look for icebergs as Hichens took the wheel.
Ex-England player Lisa Stanley, head coach of Team Northumbria, took the wheel of the 12-tonne vehicle on the M1 in Derbyshire on Saturday She hit the brakes and steered the bus away from the central reservation, bringing it to a stop on an embankment.
The second half was no better for the cabbies as Jason Carey took the wheel with a hat-trick, Sean Tierney and Steven Lang completing the rout.
Year 11 pupils at Lyndon School in Solihull took the wheel after attending three weekly driving classes as part of the Core Skills programme.
Teaming up with fellow British GT rookie Julien Draper in a G4 Class Ginetta G50, Lloyd (pictured) produced a competitive drive when he took the wheel for the second stint of round 12 laps.
It was claimed Bridges took the wheel after a party where he downed wine and cocktails despite family pleas not to.
The Scot was swallowed up by the peloton just over a kilometre from the line and Hushovd took the wheel of Oscar Freire before powering through to win the 181km stage from Girona to Barcelona.
She tried calling her husband and brother to fetch her, but they could not get there quickly enough, so her 20-year-old brother-in-law took the wheel, said sources.
I took the wheel and had to turn the wheel on the sidewalk," he said.
As they drove away in her compact Nissan sedan, the woman said the hitchhiker pulled her out of the driver's seat while the car was moving and took the wheel himself.
Staff at Pat Kelly Autopoint in Ballina, Co Mayo were amazed when they took the wheel off a 4x4 Land Rover and discovered a nest in the suspension.