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grab offTo hurriedly and forcibly take, appropriate or seize control of.Rate it:

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hand overTo relinquish control or possession of something to someone.Rate it:

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have a handle onTo be in control; to understand or grasp.Rate it:

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have someone by the ballsTo exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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have someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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herd catsTo attempt to control those resistant to control.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo be patient; to control one's impulses.Rate it:

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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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keep timeTo control the beat or rhythm of a song played by a music groupRate 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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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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materia grisEstructura formada por los cuerpos de las neuronas que constituyen el centro de la médula espinal y la parte externa del cerebro, relacionada con las percepciones, memoria, lenguaje, emociones y control muscular. En el cerebro rodea a la sustancia blanca, y en la médula espinal, inversamente, es esta la que cubre a la sustancia gris.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 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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pip to the postto overcome a strong competitor in a sporting event, especially by gaining a small advantage over him at the last decisive moment.Rate it:

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pip to the postto overcome a prominent competitor, gaining his position, especially by making a smart sudden move.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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rule the dayTo set the standard which guides behavior; to control a situation, group, strategy, etc.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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show who's bossTo demonstrate that one is dominant over or superior to someone; to establish that one has control of some device or intractable object.Rate it:

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spaz outTo lose one's physical or emotional control.Rate it:

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spazz outTo lose one's physical or emotional controlRate it:

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steady hand on the tillerReliable, composed control.Rate it:

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steady hand on the tillerA person exhibiting such control.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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sustancia grisEstructura formada por los cuerpos de las neuronas que constituyen el centro de la médula espinal y la parte externa del cerebro, relacionada con las percepciones, memoria, lenguaje, emociones y control muscular. En el cerebro rodea a la sustancia blanca, y en la médula espinal, inversamente, es esta la que cubre a la sustancia gris.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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