take the chair

take the chair
lead, manage a meeting, act as the head

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • take the chair — If you take the chair, your become the chairman or chairwoman of a committee, etc …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the chair — To preside over a meeting as chairperson • • • Main Entry: ↑chair * * * act as chairperson …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the chair — index officiate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take the chair —    If you take the chair, your become the chairman or chairwoman of a committee, etc.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • To take the chair — Chair Chair (ch[^a]r), n. [OE. chaiere, chaere, OF. chaiere, chaere, F. chaire pulpit, fr. L. cathedra chair, armchair, a teacher s or professor s chair, Gr. ? down + ? seat, ? to sit, akin to E. sit. See {Sit}, and cf. {Cathedral}, {chaise}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take the stand — {v. phr.} To assume one s position in the witness box during a trial. * /The judge asked the defendant to take the stand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the stand — {v. phr.} To assume one s position in the witness box during a trial. * /The judge asked the defendant to take the stand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • The Chair — For the method of execution nicknamed the Chair , see electric chair. : For the game show, see The Chair (game show). The Chair is a fence jumped during the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England.It is one of only two …   Wikipedia

  • take the stand — sit in the witness chair in a courtroom    You witnessed the crime, so you will have to take the stand …   English idioms

  • To put into the chair — Chair Chair (ch[^a]r), n. [OE. chaiere, chaere, OF. chaiere, chaere, F. chaire pulpit, fr. L. cathedra chair, armchair, a teacher s or professor s chair, Gr. ? down + ? seat, ? to sit, akin to E. sit. See {Sit}, and cf. {Cathedral}, {chaise}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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