In controlling position of something, to be in authority of something

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  • This American phrase of the 20th century originated in the time when automobiles began to become popular. A person who drives the car is in control of driving. Today this phrase can be expanded to any field of life suggesting having control or charge if something be its President, owner of a shop, Principal etc.
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To run the business after father’s demise, all agreed that the elder son deserves to be in the driver’s seat.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'In the Driver's Seat':

in the driver's seatHaving the most important role in a storyline or recognition. Of primary importance.
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  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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