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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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"All right, all right," said Vronsky, taking the reins.
Vasili Andreevich, who was wearing two fur-lined coats one over the other, was already in the sledge, his broad back filling nearly its whole rounded width, and taking the reins he immediately touched the horse.
'He'll never stand still, if you call him names,' said Mr Abel, getting in, and taking the reins. 'He's a very good fellow if you know how to manage him.
To you--no,' returned Sir Mulberry, taking the reins in his hand.
Meanwhile, the Sharjah Ruler released the Italian version of his book 'Taking the Reins' (Hadith Al Thakira), during an event held at the Palazzo Madama, Turin.
Financials are based on the buyer taking the reins in a full time capacity.
ROBBIE HORN insists he's time served in management after taking the reins at Bonnyrigg Rose.
COTY LEADERSHIP SAME: A new chief executive officer will not be taking the reins at Coty Inc.
The 46-year-old played for Spurs and had a key role in the club's youth development, before taking the reins as head coach following Andre Villas-Boas' sacking in Boas' sacking in vdecember 2013.
Victoria Hampson - previously RICS Member Services Manager (North & Midlands) - has been promoted to the role of regional director after taking the reins from Jennifer Welch, who has been promoted to director of business delivery following a secondment as director of RICS in West Africa.
But the 44-year-old Argentinian (left) is yet to sign as he has an eye on taking the reins at City and is prepared to wait until the summer.
Chatterton is taking the reins from Cazzolla, who will stay on in an advisory role through the transition.
He made the transition from player - having played 323 Super League games with two spells at Hull FC being broken by 145 appearamnces for Bradford Bulls - to become the assistant coach under Peter Gentle before taking the reins.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry News) Wed, Feb 26, 2014 - From BAE Systems to Airbus Group, defense companies are ushering in new leaders, executives taking the reins at a time of increased challenges in the business.
Since taking the reins late last year, Chen has reshuffled management ranks and has signaled that he plans to focus more on the company's services, or enterprise, business, which manages smartphone traffic on the internal networks of corporate and government clients.