in charge of

idiom

: having control of or responsibility for (something)
She is in charge of hiring new employees.

Examples of in charge of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Monterey County Sheriff’s Department, which is in charge of the investigation, did not respond to calls or an email requesting more information. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 One of the elder members appears to be in charge of testing the local berries and mushrooms for possible toxins—an alluring, comically cartoonish red-and-white toadstool ultimately leads to trouble. Stephanie Zacharek, TIME, 12 Apr. 2024 The Missouri State Tax Commission is in charge of measuring the accuracy of assessments in each county and works with assessors across the state. Kacen Bayless, Kansas City Star, 12 Apr. 2024 The company has let several executives go, including the overseer of its commercial jets and a longtime executive in charge of the 737 Max unit. David Goldman, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 Perun was placed in charge of running the assault missions for those who remained. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 The mom testified that her husband was in charge of storing the weapon — an issue the prosecution hammered away at during James Crumbley's trial. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 4 Apr. 2024 Six inmates — an atheist, a Baptist, a Muslim, a Seventh Day Adventist and two men who practice Santeria — are suing the department in charge of the state’s prisons in the hopes that they will be allowed out in the prison yard to view the total solar eclipse April 8. Julia Marnin, Miami Herald, 2 Apr. 2024 The top assistant to the former executive in charge of the San Diego County Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board has been named interim leader of the oversight panel until a permanent successor can be recruited. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2024

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“In charge of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20charge%20of. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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