driver's seat

noun

: the position of top authority or dominance

Examples of driver's seat in a Sentence

with her boss's early retirement, she unexpectedly found herself in the driver's seat
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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of driver's seat was in 1860

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“Driver's seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/driver%27s%20seat. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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