get (someone or something) under control(redirected from get under someone's control)
get (someone or something) under control
To gain power over someone or something so as to limit their or its potential negative effects. Thankfully, the teacher was able to get all the screaming kids under control.
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bring/get/keep something under conˈtrolsucceed in dealing with something so that it does not cause any harm: It took two hours to bring the fire under control. ♢ Please keep your dog under control!
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