at the helm


: steering a boat or ship
The ship's captain was at the helm.
: in charge of an organization
He left after only a year at the helm of the corporation.

Examples of at the helm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Silver is also at the helm as the NBA negotiates its new media rights deal, the last major sports league to do so. Leonard Armato, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Despite having white filmmaker Scorsese at the helm, the film has been praised for its authentic depiction of Indigenous life. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 The captain was making the rounds to collect passengers’ tickets, leaving a ship’s mate at the helm. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Nov. 2023 And yet, Wilders may not be able to make much of his current gains, given the complexity of building a government with centrist support, or the distinct possibility that a ruling coalition with him at the helm is still a non-starter for many would-be allies. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 Sam Altman is back at the helm of OpenAI, days after the board abruptly ousted him. Deepa Seetharaman, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2023 Wolfie’s debuts new chef and happy hour menu: Wolfie’s Carousel Bar in Little Italy, known for its revolving bar and vintage carnival horse decor, has a new executive chef at the helm: Chris Osborne, who has worked around town at Biga, Cowboy Star, Counterpoint and more. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 WandaVision director Matt Shakman is at the helm of the film, due out May 2, 2025. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Nov. 2023 Regions that have long been at the helm of fermenting globally renowned wines, such as Italy, have seen volumes drop due to extreme weather impacting grape yields and quality. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 12 Nov. 2023 See More

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“At the helm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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