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In a position of control, authority, or responsibility (over someone or something). Who's in charge here? I want to speak to the person who makes the decisions. Mom said I'm in charge of chopping the carrots. Whenever Elaine is out of the office, I'm the woman in charge.
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in charge (of someone or something)
in control of someone or something; having the responsibility for someone or something. Who is in charge of this office? Do you like being in charge?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. In a position of leadership or supervision, as in Who's in charge here? or He's the agent in charge at the ticket counter. [Early 1500s]
2. in charge of. Having control over or responsibility for, as in You're in charge of making the salad. [Late 1500s]
3. in the charge of; in the care of. Under someone's care or supervision, as in We left the children in the charge of their grandparents. [Mid-1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
in charge (of somebody/something)having control or command (of something): The teacher in charge of the children has to accompany them on the coach. ♢ Who’s in charge around here?
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1. In a position of leadership or supervision: the security agent in charge at the airport.
2. Chiefly British Under arrest.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.