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To take charge, or to try to take charge

take charge (of)

to take control and become responsible for someone or something

see to

to deal with or take responsibility for someone or something

handle

verb

to be responsible for doing a particular job or piece of work

take over

to take control of something

hijack

verb

to take control of an organization or activity and use it for your own purposes

assume

verb

to start to control something although no one has officially asked you to

arrogate

verb

to take power that is not legally yours

move in on

to try to control something that someone else controlled before

take the lead

to accept responsibility for dealing with a situation

run with it

to take control of something such as a plan or a problem and add your own ideas in order to make it successful

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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