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English definition of “take over/up the reins”

take over/up the reins

to take control of something, especially an organization or a country : He took up the reins of government immediately after the coup .Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of take over/up the reins from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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