take the helm
Definition of take the helm
1 : to steer a boat or ship The ship's captain took the helm.
2 : to take a position of full control or authority in an organization She took the helm of the university.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: something that is taken:
: the amount of money received : proceeds, receipts, income
: share, cut
: 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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