take the helm

idiom

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.

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“Take the helm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20helm. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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