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Being in charge - synonyms or related words



having the power to make important decisions in an organization or government



in charge of people or activities



used about the power that executives have



someone who is responsible for someone or something is in charge of them and must make sure that what they do or what happens to them is right or satisfactory

in charge (of)

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

in control

someone who is in control has the power to make decisions and decide what should happen

on top

in a situation where you are in control or winning

on top of

in control of what is happening

what someone says goes

used for emphasizing that a particular person has the power to decide what happens in a situation

at the helm

in charge or in the position of a leader



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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