backseat driver

noun

Definition of backseat driver

1 : a passenger in a car who gives usually unwanted driving advice to the driver
2 : someone who gives unwanted advice or who tries to control something that is supposed to be controlled by another person Several members of the board of directors have accused him of being a backseat driver.

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“Backseat driver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backseat%20driver. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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