in charge (of) - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. if you are in charge, you have control over someone or something and are responsible for them

    Who’s in charge here?

    The nurse in charge explained what the treatment would be like.

    Philip’s in charge of our marketing department.

    put someone in charge (of someone/something):

    He was subsequently put in charge of the whole investigation.

See also main entry: charge