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be in control

1. To be charge; to possess the final authority in a hierarchy or situation. Who's in control here? I want to talk to the ranking officer.
2. To be confident and capable, often when faced with a stressful situation. Your mother was terrified when she first learned to drive, but now she is completely in control behind the wheel.
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be in conˈtrol (of something)

be able to organize your life well and keep calm: In spite of all her family problems, she’s really in control.
See also: control