Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
in the driving seat
driving seatthe driving seatin the driving seat
1) leading or in control of a situation
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in the driving seat on the project
A person described as being 'in the driving seat' is in control or has the authority to make decisions. This expression comes from the way the driver of a car is in control of the vehicle and its destination. This is an idiomatic expression that can be used in social and professional situations.
Social Examples (Advance)
I just sat back when she started delivering our presentation. I don't mindnot being in the driving seat.
Between my husband and I, I think I'm more in the driving seat when it comes to our relationship.
Professional Examples (Basic)
I don't like it when others take over my work. I prefer to be in the driving seat at all times.
I still like to ask my colleagues for advice I don't think I'm ready to be in the driving seat just yet.
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