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hold the cardsTo be in a strong position, possessing significant advantages over someone else; to be in control of a situation involving multiple parties.Rate it:

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hold the purse stringsTo be in control of spending; to have financial power and responsibility.Rate it:

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hold the reinsTo be in charge, to be in control, as of a business, political organization, or other group.Rate it:

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in handunder controlRate it:

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keep downTo restrain or control.Rate it:

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lemonizeTo damage something and then deny or be aloof from the damage.Rate it:

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let it all hang out!An expression of caring less. Withdrawing usual restraints relative to self control.Rate it:

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like a bull in a china shopClumsy, aggressive, without care or concern, without self-control.Rate it:

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like a bull in a china shopClumsily, aggressively, without care or concern, without self-control.Rate it:

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loose cannonA cannon that breaks loose during battle or a storm and causes serious damage to the ship and its crew.Rate it:

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loose cannonAn uncontrolled or unpredictable person who causes damage to his own friends, faction, political party, etc.Rate it:

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loosen the apron stringsTo allow greater freedom (to someone); to relax control of (someone)Rate it:

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loosen the purse stringsTo increase spending or allow increased spending; to relax control of spending.Rate it:

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lord it overTo behave as if one is in control of; to make a display of having an advantage over or superiority to.Rate it:

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lose itTo lose control of a situation.Rate it:

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mend fencesTo repair damage to a friendship or relationship after a disagreement or other mishap.Rate it:

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mess upTo damage; injure.Rate it:

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might makes rightThe stronger and more powerful rule others, control the situation or determine right and wrong.Rate it:

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off one's medsOut of control.Rate it:

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off the railsIn an abnormal manner, especially in a manner that causes damage or malfunctioning.Rate it:

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off the railsOut of control.Rate it:

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on itIn full control and having full grasp of the situation.Rate it:

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on the ballBeing in control of the ball.Rate it:

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on the looseNot incarcerated or in captivity; not under control.Rate it:

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on top ofFully informed about, and in control of something; up to speed with.Rate it:

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out on one's feetStanding erect but not consciously aware of one's surroundings, or only minimally aware, and having little or no ability to control one's bodily actions, as a result of physical injury or exhaustion.Rate it:

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to allow for angular movements of the object caused by bounces, rebounds, ricochets, etc. or to carefully guard the corners of the goal, net, or other scoring target.Rate it:

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to seek scoring opportunities by advancing on or shooting at the scoring target in an angular manner across the field of play.Rate it:

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problem childA child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially due to a lack of self-control and disruptive and antisocial behavior.Rate it:

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pull outTo use coitus interruptus as a method of birth control.Rate it:

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rein inTo stop or slow something, by exercising control.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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run rampantTo go unchecked or without control; to be wild or excessive.Rate it:

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run wildto go unchecked, to be out of controlRate it:

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smear campaignAn effort to damage or call into question someone's reputation, by propounding negative propaganda.Rate it:

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steady the shipTo bring under controlRate it:

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step on someone's toesTo cause someone offense, especially by trying to control something that is under their authority, or interfering in their private affairs.Rate it:

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take a licking and keep on tickingTo be tough; to have endurance; to have the capacity to absorb stress or damage, but still be able to function.Rate it:

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take its tollTo affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.Rate it:

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take the wheelTo assume control of a situation.Rate it:

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take the wheelTo be in control of the steering wheel of a vehicle or a vessel.Rate it:

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tear upTo damage.Rate it:

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the fish rots from the headBad leaders damage an organization.Rate it:

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the manThe oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control..Rate it:

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tighten the purse stringsTo decrease spending or disallow increased spending; to increase control of spending.Rate it:

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to piecesOut of control.Rate it:

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top handThe batsman's hand that is further up the handle; used for control rather than power.Rate it:

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touch and goTo touch bottom lightly and without damage, as a vessel in motion.Rate it:

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turn downTo reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.Rate it:

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turn upTo increase the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.Rate it:

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