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Prepositional phraseEdit

in power

  1. (politics) Currently ruling; being the present controlling authority, as of a government or country.
    He's now in power at City Hall.
    The party in power here is always the Democrats.

Usage notesEdit

  • This expression is ordinarily used to refer specifically to possession of political power. The term in charge is used more broadly, to refer to possession of any position of decision-making authority.

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