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driver's seat

noun
1.
the seat from which a vehicle is operated.
2.
a position of power, dominance, control, or superiority:
After the election the Democrats were back in the driver's seat.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • The inside of the driver's seat was made from soy-based foam, while the cover consists of a fabric made from flax.
  • He threaded the rope through the window to the organization's resident leopard expert, before bolting towards the driver's seat.
  • Most drivers, though, would tilt back the driver's seat and sleep.
  • When you park, no matter where or when, take the windshield wipers off and put them in the trunk or under the driver's seat.
  • Venture capital won't be earning outsize returns if business owners are in the driver's seat in capital-raising negotiations.
  • Eventually it raises the overwhelming possibility that nobody is entirely in the driver's seat.
  • Tends to let you think you're right there in the driver's seat, as it were.
  • There's no stress over missing your next turn because you're not in the driver's seat.
  • While on a run a few years ago, he came up with the idea for a device that blocks cell signals around a driver's seat.
  • The driver is likely facing a fine of a couple of thousand dollars and a long ban from the driver's seat.
Slang definitions & phrases for driver's seat

driver's seat

Related Terms

in the driver's seat


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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