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In the driver's seat

Posted by David FG on January 28, 2010 at 16:14

In Reply to: In the driver's seat posted by Michael on January 28, 2010 at 14:40:

: Does anyone have the etymology for the phrase "in the driver's seat"?

I think it is pretty straightforward: a person 'in the driver's seat' is the one in control. The person sitting where he is able to direct the course of the vehicle and control its speed and so on.