backseat driver


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back′seat driv′er


n.
1. an automobile passenger who offers the driver unsolicited advice or criticism.
2. any meddlesome person who offers unsolicited advice.
[1925–30]
back′seat driv′ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backseat driver - a meddler who insists on giving unwanted advicebackseat driver - a meddler who insists on giving unwanted advice
meddler - an officious annoying person who interferes with others
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