under control

idiom

: 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.

Examples of under control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This hyper-concentrated serum is here to help get everything under control. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 The firefighters got the fire under control and stopped the flames from reaching the other home, Sylvia said. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 8 May 2024 Pruning Especially if space is an issue, it is recommended to prune the vines to keep them under control and improve airflow. Nadia Hassani, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 May 2024 Fire Department spokesman Michael Hunt said some 60 firefighters responded and had the fire under control at 2:45 p.m. Harry Harris, The Mercury News, 7 May 2024 The few police officers on duty were quickly overwhelmed, and the violence continued for three hours until authorities finally brought the situation under control. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 More than 90 firefighters worked to get the fire under control. Ames Alexander, Charlotte Observer, 6 May 2024 The bow stayed level, and the boat felt under control at all times, even when jumping from the 45 mph cruise to the top end at 56. Chloe Braithwaite, Robb Report, 2 May 2024 The bills under discussion would put sports wagering under control of the state’s Native American tribes, at both their brick-and-mortar casinos and off the reservations via lucrative mobile apps. Steve Karnowski, Twin Cities, 2 May 2024

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“Under control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20control. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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