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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.
Translations of “take over/up the reins”
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制,接管(某東西,尤指某組織或國家)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制(某东西,尤指某机构或国家)…
(Definition of take over/up the reins from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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