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    Default The government handle

    Is it correct to say that a government handle (without an object) meaning that rules.

    I think it isn't

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    Default Re: The government handle

    No.
    We do say, 'He has a handle on things', meaning, 'he has everything under control'.
    If the economy was way out of control, with rampant inflation, perhaps we might say 'the Government no longer has a handle on the economy', though it sounds a little odd and far too mild for such a crisis.

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    Default Re: The government handle

    It was exactly what I thought. Thank you

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