take the wheel

idiom

: to drive a vehicle
My sister offered to take the wheel.

Examples of take the wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The electropop ballad drops in just as BDSM businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) lets his less experienced lover Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) take the wheel of his boat. Shannon Carlin, TIME, 3 May 2024 When Dumas was old enough to take the wheel, Belle Isle provided a welcoming landscape for driving lessons early on weekend mornings. Scott Talley, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 Outlook The Raiders represent one of 32 NFL jobs, so certainly there will be those eager to take the wheel even if this ship is seemingly rudderless all too often. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 Thankfully for Minnesota, when Edwards and Towns are blatantly steering the USS Timberwolves into an oncoming iceberg, Conley generally can take the wheel and quickly redirect the ship to safety. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 23 Jan. 2024 As the expressive Moon squares communicative Mercury, anger and stubbornness could dominate every conversation as our arguments take the wheel! Tarot.com, Hartford Courant, 2 Jan. 2024 Check out the collection of some 200 historic small craft, the Blacksmith Shop, an 1851 American clipper ship, and the Tugboat Pilot House, where kids can don rain slickers and take the wheel of a tugboat. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 One night, despite not being the band’s usual van driver, Kelly was asked to take the wheel on a long haul from Boston to Milwaukee. Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 8 May 2023 One night, despite not being the band’s usual van driver, Kelly was asked to take the wheel on a long haul from Boston to Milwaukee. Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 8 May 2023

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“Take the wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20wheel. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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