What does at the helm mean?


Idiom Meaning:

in charge or in control


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


The Lego Movie (2014)

Time of Scene: 00:01:50

Vitruvius: One day, a talented lass or fellow, a special one with face of yellow, will make the Piece of Resistance found from it’s hiding refuge underground, and with a noble army at the helm, this Master Builder will thwart the Kragle and save the realm, and be the greatest, most interesting, most important person of all times. All this is true because it rhymes.


Man of Steel (2013)

Time of Scene: 01:01:00

Dr. Emil Hamilton: General Swanwick, sir.

General Swanwick: What am I looking at, Doc? Comet? Asteroid?

Dr. Emil Hamilton: Comets don’t make course corrections, General. Wanted you to see this before some amateur with a telescope creates a worldwide panic. The ship appears to have inserted itself into a lunar synchronous orbit, though I have no idea why.

General Swanwick: Have you tried communicating with it?

Dr. Emil Hamilton: Well, they haven’t responded, as of yet.

General Swanwick: I’m just speculating, but I think whoever is at the helm of that thing is looking to make a dramatic entrance.


Innerspace (1987)

Time of Scene: 00:46:00

Lt. Tuck Pendleton: See that door?

Jack Putter: Yeah.

Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Use it. Well what are you waiting for?

Jack Putter: Look, don’t rush me, okay? Just be quiet for a second. Let me think this through.

Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Jack, excuse me, but I want you to factor this into your thinking, alright? You heard the man! My air supply’s running out! If you don’t help me, you’re going to wind up with this miniaturized submersible pod floating around your insides with this teeny tiny human skeleton at the helm.

Jack Putter: Ugh.

Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Not a pretty thought!


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