bring something under control

bring something under control
bring/get/keep sth under conˈtrol idiom
to succeed in dealing with sth so that it does not cause any damage or hurt anyone

It took two hours to bring the fire under control.

Please keep your dog under control!

Main entry:controlidiom

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