at the helm
Definition of at the helm
1 : steering a boat or ship The ship's captain was at the helm.
2 : in charge of an organization He left after only a year at the helm of the corporation.
Word by Word Definitions
: to cover or furnish with a helmet
: to direct (a ship) with a lever or wheel that controls the rudder : to direct (a ship) with or as if with a helm (see 3helm 1a) : steer
: direct, control
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