One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a danger or emergency) such that people are able to deal with it successfully.‘it took two hours to bring the blaze under control’
- ‘The fire brigade soon had the blaze under control and were able to extinguish it swiftly.’
- ‘Police were again called out and quickly brought the incident under control.’
- ‘Her husband attempted to battle the flames but was forced back and wasn't able to bring it under control.’
- ‘This government is starting to bring this under control but has not committed to do anything long term.’
- ‘Even the police who were there seemed at a loss as to how to bring the situation back under control.’
- ‘It took two hours to bring the fire under control and yet more time to damp down.’
- ‘The fire was under control within two hours, and officers then continued to search the building.’
- ‘If tax rises are to be avoided, Government spending needs to be brought under control.’
- ‘Have those charged with our security genuinely got the problem under control?’
- ‘This situation has to be brought under control, if the group wants to grow earnings in the future.’
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