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In check


Under control. Something being monitored. Suggests a checklist and this specific item has been checked. Can also reference a challenge such as in a chess game wherein the opponent is put in check, thusly forcing them to make a move they may otherwise not made.

“The tornado made a big hole in our ceiling, but now we have the problem in check.”

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