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firm hand on the tiller

Full control over a situation. I felt comfortable knowing that even during this difficult time, he had a firm hand on the tiller.
See also: firm, hand, on, tiller

steady hand on the tiller

Full control over a situation. I felt comfortable knowing that even during this difficult time, he had a steady hand on the tiller.
See also: hand, on, steady, tiller
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a steady hand on the tiller

If you have a steady hand on the tiller, you are keeping control of a situation in a calm and reliable way. `If ever there was an urgent need for a steady hand on the tiller, it is now,' said one European diplomat. Note: Adjectives such as firm can be used instead of steady. He was convinced that the job of those in power was to keep a firm hand on the tiller guiding the course of national development. Note: In a boat, the tiller is the handle with which you steer.
See also: hand, on, steady, tiller
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at the ˈhelm/ˈtiller

in control of an organization, etc: The company began to make profits again with the new managing director at the helm.
A helm or a tiller is used for controlling the direction of a ship or a boat.
See also: helm, tiller
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If you're considering purchasing or renting a tow-behind tiller, you should carefully consider what your needs are:
Wheat crop sown by turbo seeder had significantly taller plants followed by happy seeder, while the less plant height was recorded with zone disk tiller sown wheat in both years of study (Table 5).
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Increase in productive and decrease in unproductive tillers might be due to lowered oxidative stress, quenching of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protection of cell to lipid peroxidation by foliar feeding of thiourea (Asthir et.
Hammond, who was already backing up as Tiller approached the car, continued on his way, making a sharp left so he could pull out of the parking lot.
Now in her 70s, she is still active as the 1960s Tiller Girls reformed to do shows for charity - while her many years at the top of her profession included a decade performing on Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
Vegetative stage 1 had greater leaf blade length, higher final leaf:stem ratio and tiller population density, and lower stocking rate (Table 1), which provided animals greater opportunity to select leaf blades, resulting in low defoliation intensity.
The official informed that a big agricultural tiller costs as much as 20 small manual tillers.
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Had young filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson approached Central Casting for After Tiller, their film project about late-terra abortion providers under siege, they could hardly have assembled such a boiler plate cast: two men and two women--one radical with a 1960s Peace Corps background, one Republican horse farmer, one articulate lesbian, one grandmotherly type.
The bell was reclaimed recently by 1997 Thurston High alumnus Brian Tiller, who said he discovered it painted in Springfield High's Miller blue color in a friend's backyard a few years ago.
George Tiller in a Wichita church, only four third-trimester abortion providers remain in the United States.
Upland varieties are lower in tiller production than the lowland types, hence the need for different spacings for the two different species [3].