What does "in control of" mean? How can I use this expression?
When you are "in control of" something, it means that you are able to direct a situation, person, or activity. In this video, the speaker states "in control of her own destiny," which we can understand as being able to direct/affect/be in charge of her own destiny. In general, we can use this expression to refer to both tangible and non-tangible things. Ex: Stacey is a great driver. She is always in control of her car. Ex: Stacey is in control of her future. She diligently plans out steps she needs to take to reach her goals.