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be at the helm

To be in charge; to be the leader (of something). The phrase originated as a nautical term, meaning "to steer a ship." Jack is at the helm, so I know they'll get this project done on time! Nancy has been at the helm of our department for so long that I can't imagine what it will be like once she retires!
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at the helm

In charge; acting as the leader of something. The phrase originated as a nautical term, meaning "in the position to steer a ship." Jack is at the helm, so I know they'll get this project done on time! Nancy has been at the helm of our department for so long that I can't imagine what it will be like once she retires!
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take the helm

To take charge; to become or assume the role of the leader (of something). The phrase originated as a nautical term, meaning "to steer a ship." Jack has taken the helm, so I know they'll get this project done on time! Nancy took the helm of our department so long ago that I can't imagine what it will be like once she retires!
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at the helm (of something)

Fig. in the position of being in control of something. The president is at the helm of the company. Things will go well with Anne at the helm.
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at the helm

In charge, in command, as in With Charles at the helm, the company is bound to prosper. This phrase transfers the idea of steering a ship to directing other enterprises. [Early 1500s] Also see the synonym at the wheel.
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at the ˈhelm/ˈtiller

in control of an organization, etc: The company began to make profits again with the new managing director at the helm.
A helm or a tiller is used for controlling the direction of a ship or a boat.
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take (over) the ˈhelm

take control of an organization, etc. from another person: When Mr Davies retired, his daughter took the helm.
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Bu'n brofiad boddhaus iawn cael cydweithio gyda CIC i ddatblygu'r helmed farchogaeth bwrpasol hon."
Jackel, helmed by Nicky Lunn, won the title in the cruiser club handicap class ahead of Touch and Go, helmed by Paul Truscott, and Beyond Belief, helmed by George Owen, who finished second and third respectively.
Ensemble will also stage next year's world preem of John Upton's "Men of Honour," helmed by Michael Karolis, while Greta Scacchi will star in Harold Pinter's "Old Times," with direction by Aarne Neeme; and "The Castle's" Charles Budwell will star in Alan Hopgood's "The Carer."
His departure for Sony would be logical, given that Columbus hasn't helmed a Fox pic since his deal was reupped in 1997 -- and that two he did helm, the hit "Stepmom" and the disappointing "Bicentennial Man," were both for Col.
A move would end the production deal of one of Fox's most prominent directors of the early 1990s: Columbus helmed 1990's "Home Alone," the 11th biggest domestic grosser of all time, and 1993's "Mrs.