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Well, I would say that music just happens with me, I'm not in the driver's seat when I am at the piano, the piano is.
Vanessa Carlton

Meaning of "in the driver's seat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

in the bag
in the balance
in the black
in the box seat
in the can
in the chair
in the clear
in the clouds
in the club
in the cold
in the end
in the event of
in the event that
in the eye of the beholder
in the family way
in the field
in the flesh
in the foreseeable future
in the frame
in the fullness of time

WORDS THAT END LIKE IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

aisle seat
baby seat
back seat
bench seat
booster seat
box seat
child seat
county seat
driver´s seat
hot seat
in the box seat
jump seat
love seat
mercy seat
passenger seat
rumble seat
seat
to be in the driver´s seat
to be in the driving seat
toilet seat
window seat

Synonyms and antonyms of in the driver's seat in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «in the driver's seat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

Find out the translation of in the driver's seat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of in the driver's seat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «in the driver's seat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在驾驶员座位
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en el asiento del conductor
570 millions of speakers

English

in the driver´s seat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चालक की सीट में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في مقعد السائق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в сиденье водителя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

no assento do motorista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠান্ডা মধ্যে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dans le siège du conducteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dalam sejuk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

in dem Fahrersitz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

運転席
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

운전석 에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing kadhemen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trong chỗ ngồi của lái xe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குளிரில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थंड मध्ये
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soğukta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nel sedile del conducente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w fotelu kierowcy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в сидінні водія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în scaunul șoferului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στο κάθισμα του οδηγού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

in die bestuurder se sitplek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i förarsätet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

i førersetet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of in the driver's seat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT»

The term «in the driver's seat» is very widely used and occupies the 5.094 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about in the driver's seat

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2 QUOTES WITH «IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word in the driver's seat.
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Vanessa Carlton
Well, I would say that music just happens with me, I'm not in the driver's seat when I am at the piano, the piano is.
2
M. Ward
I'm somebody who doesn't feel the need to be in the driver's seat all the time. I appreciate the perspective of being in the passenger's seat sometimes, and I feel fortunate for that because I've learned a lot from that perspective.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT»

Discover the use of in the driver's seat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to in the driver's seat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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In the Driver's Seat: Interstate Trucking -- a Journey
"You have to like being alone." In The Driver's Seat -- memoir, travelogue, portrait of an industry -- is the long answer. One month after his 45th birthday, Marc Mayfield became a long-haul truck driver, something he'd always wanted to do.
Marc Mayfield, 2011
2
In the Driver's Seat
A driving lesson becomes a wild ride through countryside and city streets, with an unexpected conclusion.
Max Haynes, 1999
3
Dames in the Driver's Seat: Rereading Film Noir
Dames in the Driver's Seat offers new views of both classical-era and contemporary noirs through the lenses of gender, class, and race.
Jans B. Wager, 2009
4
The Driver's Seat
The Driver’s Seat, Spark’s own favorite among her many novels, was hailed by the New Yorker as “her spiny and treacherous masterpiece.” Driven mad by an office job, Lise flies south on holiday — in search of passionate adventure ...
Muriel Spark, 2014
5
Primary Care In The Driver'S Seat?: Organizational Reform in ...
'Primary Care in the Driver's Seat?' studies the reforms of primary care in Europe as well as their impacts on the broader co-ordination mechanisms within European health care systems.
Saltman, Richard, Rico, Ana, Boerma, Wienke, 2005
6
NASCAR in the Driver's Seat
Describes how NASCAR drivers train for the races, both physically and mentally, and explains the physics behind the racing cars.
Mark Stewart, Mike Kennedy, 2007
7
In the Driver's Seat
And finally, the story entitled “Constitutional”—a pun on one of the word’s meanings: a walk taken for the benefit of one’s health—deals with memory, family, Alzheimer’s, oak trees, pregnancy for the over-forties, stolen ...
Helen Simpson, 2008
8
In the driver's seat
Photographs and text present a driver's-eye-view of operating an eighteen-wheeler, combine, train, blimp, front-end loader, Concorde jet, crane, race car, tank and other vehicles.
Ron Goor, Nancy Goor, 1982
9
Development, Poverty, and Politics: Putting Communities in ...
By providing specific and practical examples, this book helps practitioners to apply the insights of how best to pursue a bottom-up approach to development in their own work, while also helping theoreticians and students to develop a strong ...
Richard Martin, Ashna Mathema, 2010
10
In the driver's seat: the new car buyer's negotiating bible
This savvy guide provides insider how-to's for real negotiating leverage, tells how to determine the true wholesale value of a vehicle before talking trade-in, and more.
William James Bragg, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term in the driver's seat is used in the context of the following news items.
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UK basketball might be in the driver's seat now for 5-star U of L …
ATLANTA – A month ago, Markelle Fultz already had an impressive list of scholarship offers to play college basketball, including Arizona, ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
2
Police: 'Tall' would-be carjacker gives up after driver's seat won't move
“The suspect attempted to sit in the driver's seat but had difficulty due to his size and the victim having left the seat in a forward position due to ... «KMTV, Jul 15»
3
Would-be carjacker was too big to fit in the driver's seat, so he gave …
Police said the would-be carjacker tried to sit in the driver's seat but couldn't because of his size and because the driver's seat was moved ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
4
Leading large-cap stocks: This one's sitting in the driver's seat
On Monday, we screened for large cap leaders as defined by the following parameters: companies with market capitalizations above ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
5
'Trainwreck' puts Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in the driver's seat
“Trainwreck” functions more as a gravy train for Amy Schumer. For her first big-screen lead, the Comedy Central star has penned a perfect ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
6
In the Driver's Seat
Tired of playing Russian roulette on the roadways, brothers Brian and Luke Bazely launched Driverseat in 2012 to reduce the temptation of ... «Waterloo Chronicle, Jul 15»
7
Macquarie in the driver's seat for $400m GTN float
Global Traffic Network provides traffic news to radio and television stations in exchange for embedded advertising spots, which it sells to ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
8
Tracy Morgan -- Back in the Driver's Seat (PHOTO)
Tracy Morgan took a huge leap forward in his recovery, and he did it in style. Tracy -- who was severely injured in a horrible car crash a year ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
9
10 years in the driver's seat
As you look back on your 10 years as chancellor and dean, of what are you most proud? Our child care/pre-school center -- it's something that I ... «Penn State News, Jul 15»
10
Tracy Morgan back in the driver's seat
He is back in the driver's seat. Check out our exclusive picture of Tracy Morgan taken in Manhattan this weekend by Fox 5's own Steve Lacy. «FOX 46 Charlotte, Jul 15»

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