under control

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Definition of under control

: able to be handled or managed with success : not out of control She remained calm and kept the situation under control. A year after the divorce, he finally got his life back under control. The firefighters got the fire under control. You need to get your drinking/gambling/anger under control.

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“Under control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20control. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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