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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.
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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.
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a steady hand on the tiller

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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.
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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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More number of productive tillers in wheat crop sown through turbo seeder in standing stubbles of rice crop combine harvested at 45 cm height might be due to more germination count (Dixit et al.
Tiller took to Instagram on Friday, sharing his definition of the phrase "True to Self" saying it meant, "When you are being true to yourself, you are completely honest with what you feel, deeply value, and desire.
Individual spikes from ten random tillers were threshed separately.
Additive with partial dominance type of gene action was observed for plant height, tillers per plant and grain yield per plant (Ullah et al.
The tillers were marked at points that represented the average condition (height) of the sward and were selected 20 tillers per experimental unit at a proportion of 12 aerial and 8 basal tillers (considering a proportion of 60/40% of aerial/basal tillers from observations collected prior to the beginning of the experiment).
In each plot, 35 tillers were marked with colored rings, distributed in seven locations, and monitored for canopy and pseudostem height.
Smaller tillers are easy to use and have multipurpose uses.
Before we go on, let's have a short history lesson: A couple of decades back, the big controversy in tillers pitted traditional front-tined tillers against the upstart design from Troy-Bilt, in which the tines rode behind the engine, on the back.
Sowing of wheat after 15th November decreased the number of fertile tillers and grain yield significantly (Akhtar et al.
The analysis of variance showed significant responses of plant hight, Number of tillers [hill.
Phosphorus fertilization has great influence on wheat yield (TAKAHASHI ; ANWAR, 2007) and its deficiency has been reported as one of the main reasons for reduced number of tillers (PRYSTUPA et al.
Regarding the effect of nitrogen levels, the fertile tillers m-2 significantly different among different treatment.
During their talks, the envoy told President Kikwete that the power tillers, worth USD600, 000, were a development support to the government of Tanzania from Iran.