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at the wheel



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Idioms and Phrases

In command, in control. For example, Ann hated being told what to do; she wanted to be at the wheel by herself . The analogy here is to the steering wheel of an automobile or other vehicle, or the helm of a vessel. For a synonym, see at the helm .

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Example Sentences

At that moment one of the sailors came aft to relieve the man-at-the-wheel.

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