get behind the wheel

idiom

: to sit in the driver's seat
He got behind the wheel and sped off.

Examples of get behind the wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To give potential bus drivers a chance to get behind the wheel and help the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation with its recruiting. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2023 There's also a Junior Racer and Kids Track so everyone can get behind the wheel for some driving fun. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 12 June 2023 But for people who are curious, or perhaps deciding whether to get in line for 2023 models, now’s your chance to get behind the wheel. Sean McDonnell, cleveland, 25 July 2022 Waterlink has started building day boats that resemble sleek four-wheelers and is allowing seafarers to get behind the wheel. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 Only recently have Saudis allowed women to get behind the wheel of a car in their country. Time, 17 June 2021 Investigators are trying to determine how the suspect, Joshua D. Swartwout of Naples, Florida, managed to get behind the wheel of the patrol car and drive it more than 30 miles without the use of his hands. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2021 The man walks around a gray SUV and attempts to get behind the wheel when an officer grabs his tank top and shoots him multiple times from behind. Erin Ailworth and Julie Wernau, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2020 Additionally, don’t let someone get behind the wheel if that person has been drinking. Post-Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 21 Aug. 2020

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“Get behind the wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20behind%20the%20wheel. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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