Definition of in the driver's seat in US English:

in the driver's seat

phrase

  • In control of or dominating a situation.

    ‘the tax issue is back in the driver's seat of American politics’
    • ‘Putting "experts" back in the driver's seat will drive his Digital Universe project.’
    • ‘Well, we knew they would, they are just too good to not spend at least part of the season in the drivers ' seat.’
    • ‘Markets, not morality, are in the driver's seat.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, he commends the President's approach for beginning to "put the consumer in the driver's seat."’
    • ‘Young people throughout the world find irresistible the prospect of being in the driver's seat of their own lives.’
    • ‘Dan Moore is making plans to get back in the driver's seat.’
    • ‘Here, drought is in the driver's seat.’
    • ‘The politicians were in the driver's seat!’
    • ‘Utah fans are thinking that they are in the driver's seat.’
    • ‘In many different respects, they just want a place in the driver's seat.’