in the care of

(redirected from leave someone or something under someone's care)

in the care of (someone)

Being supervised or attended to by someone. If I go back to work, I'll have to leave the younger kids in the care of my oldest daughter. I've left the Jefferson accounts in the care of Dave while I'm out on leave.
See also: care, of
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*in the care of someone

 and *in the charge of someone; *in someone's care; *under someone's care
in the keeping of someone. (*Typically: be ~; leave someone or something ~; place someone or something [into] ~.) I left the baby in the care of my mother. I placed the house into the care of my friend.
See also: care, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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