看绝望的主妇学英语实用表达:get sth under control

Get sth under control: To assume a position of power over a person, group, or thing; To have power over someone or something so as to limit their or its potential negative effects. In this usage, a pronoun is not used between “under” and “control.” As in Thankfully, the teacher was able to get all the screaming kids under control.

中文释义:使……在控制下的意思。对某人、团体或事物拥有权力;控制某人或某事,以限制其潜在的负面影响。在这种用法中,在“under”和“control”之间不用代词。例句: We’ve got the fire under control.(我们已经把火控制住了。)相反的:get something out of control 不在控制下。例句:We finally called the cops when things got out of control.(当事情完全失控的时候,我们给警察打了电话。)

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