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in the driver's seat

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in the driver's seat

adjective phrase

In the position of authority; in control: With that kind of vote, we're in the driver's seat/ You don't make it very easy, do you? Always in the driver's seat

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Idioms and Phrases with in the driver's seat

in the driver's seat

Also, in the saddle . In control, in a position of authority. For example, With the boss on vacation, Mr. Burns was in the driver's seat and enjoying it , or She waited until after the election, knowing that she'd be in the saddle then . The first expression dates from the 1800s, the second from the early 1600s. Also see at the helm
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