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take the rein(s)

To take or assume control (of something). After the CEO announced that she had been diagnosed with dementia, her daughter gradually began taking the reins of the company. I don't know why people are so utterly terrified of letting the federal government take the rein when it comes to things like healthcare.
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Edmund Stripe has taken the reins at the School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary, Canada.
The ex-Chelsea and BRIGHTON defender is on a familiar path having previously taken the reins from Jewell at BRADFORD, Wigan and Derby.
UNEMPLOYED mum Angela Amos has taken the reins of a new business - providing a mobile creche for horse riders.
DUBAI: In a multi-million dirhams acquisition, Mediaquest Corporation has taken the reins of both the publishing and events divisions of Gray Business Communications (GBC).
And in another continuing San Jose saga, former Skater of the Year Salman Agah has taken the reins of the Black Label stable of stars, covering all the team manager duties from now on.
Gilmore has taken the reins of West Hills Hospital, where it was announced Tuesday that she has become the new president and chief executive officer.
We are very pleased that Dennis has taken the reins of our Texas subsidiary.
Lorsch, the Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist who has taken the reins from the Waystation's founder.
Since returning at the end of 2001 to run the company he founded, Barry Schechter has taken the reins in a major restructuring that has seen him cut expenses, reduce the company's debt, increase its capital, sign license agreements with new retailers and refocus the strategic mission of SVI Solutions.
Donahue said his father-in-law, who died in 1991, would be proud that the second generation has taken the reins of the cause and has been so vigilant in seeking financial assistance.
Company founder, Barry Schechter, who returned last month as the group CEO, has taken the reins of the company in a major restructuring.
Antelope Valley: Coming off his success on the football sidelines, Antelopes football coach Brent Newcomb has taken the reins of the golf team from Lou Henderson, who moved on to Lancaster High.
A team builder with "broad and deep" marketing experience has taken the reins as Global Brand Director of Kendall-Jackson Winery and its flagship Kendall-Jackson brand.
He had taken the reins of Apple after the company ousted former chairman and chief John Sculley in 1993.
Financial veteran Ken Hale has taken the reins as chief financial officer (CFO) of Wheelhouse Corp.
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