in control

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Definition of in control

1 : in the position of one who makes decisions He always wants to be in control.
2 : not overly upset or excited : calm and able to think and act in a sensible way In spite of the pressure to pass the test, he felt calm and in control.

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“In control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20control. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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