In a position of leadership or supervision, as in Who's in charge here? or He's the agent in charge at the ticket counter. [Early 1500s]
in charge of. Having control over or responsibility for, as in You're in charge of making the salad. [Late 1500s]
in the charge of; in the care of. Under someone's care or supervision, as in We left the children in the charge of their grandparents. [Mid-1800s]
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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That is a fact recorded by the doctor in charge of the ambulance at the inquest.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The added charge for access to hotel Wi-Fi is not only exploitative but increasingly irrelevant.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
There was a time when Aristide Pujol, in sole charge of an automobile, went gaily scuttering over the roads of France.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Louis was not less astonished at this charge, than the Empress had been at the communication which aroused it.
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!