back seat driver

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "back seat driver":
singular back seat driver plural back seat drivers
1) someone in a car who keeps telling the driver what to do and how to drive
2) someone who keeps giving advice about things that they are not responsible for

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • back seat driver — noun count 1. ) someone who keeps giving advice about things that they are not responsible for 2. ) someone in a car who keeps telling the driver what to do and how to drive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • back-seat driver — ► NOUN informal ▪ a passenger in a car who gives the driver unwanted advice …   English terms dictionary

  • back-seat driver — noun 1. Someone free of responsibility but full of advice 2. Someone controlling from a position from which he or she ought not to control • • • Main Entry: ↑back …   Useful english dictionary

  • back-seat driver — ☆ back seat driver [bak′sēt΄ ] n. a passenger in an automobile who offers unwanted advice about driving * * * …   Universalium

  • back-seat driver — ☆ back seat driver [bak′sēt΄ ] n. a passenger in an automobile who offers unwanted advice about driving …   English World dictionary

  • Back seat driver — A back seat driver is a passenger in a vehicle who is not in control of the vehicle and appears to be uncomfortable with the skills of the current driver and/or feels the need to tutor said driver. Some backseat drivers exhibit this type of… …   Wikipedia

  • back-seat driver — noun a) A person sitting in the back seat of a car issuing (unsolicited and usually unwanted) instructions to the driver. b) An opinionated person who offers (unsolicited and often unwanted) advice on the best way to handle a situation …   Wiktionary

  • back-seat driver — noun informal a passenger in a car who gives the driver unwanted advice …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˌback seat ˈdriver — noun [C] someone in a car who keeps telling the driver how to drive …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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