back-seat driver


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back-seat driver

(băk′sēt′)
n.
1. A passenger who constantly advises, corrects, or nags the driver of a motor vehicle.
2. A person who persists in giving unsolicited advice.

back′-seat′ dri′ving n.

back-seat driver

n
1. a passenger in a car who offers unwanted advice to the driver
2. a person who offers advice on or tries to direct matters that are not his or her concern
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