get control

See: hold, possess
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Far too many African-American parents are struggling to get control of their troubled teenagers.
We have to get control of our streets because they are not safe anymore.
The disastrous fire, in densely populated commercial area of provincial capital, went out of control as the Helicopters, Rescue Services 1122, Fire Brigade, Civil Defence and other emergency rescuers failed to get control on the fire even after a hectic operation comprising on more than 15 hours.