in power

in power

Having some degree of political power, as through election or appointment. I don't know how people could have put such a brutal tyrant in power. Everyone knows the government has been putting puppets in power around the world to further its own interests.
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*in power

in control; in charge. (*Typically: be ~; come [into] ~; get [into] ~.) Who is in power now? No one is in power. The provisional government came into power six months ago.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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