backseat driving

backseat driver

noun
1.
an automobile passenger who offers the driver unsolicited advice, warnings, criticism, etc., especially from the backseat.
2.
any person who, by means of criticism, unsolicited advice, or the like, interferes in affairs that are not his or her concern or responsibility.

Origin:
1925–30

backseat driving, noun
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backseat driver definition


  1. n.
    an annoying passenger who tells the driver how to drive; someone who tells others how to do things. : I don't need any backseat driver on this project.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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