driver's seat

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driv·er's seat

A position of control or authority.

driv′er's seat`

1. the seat from which a vehicle is operated.
2. a position of power, dominance, or superiority.
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He was driving toward Pierre in a covered gig, sitting beside a young surgeon, and on recognizing Pierre he told the Cossack who occupied the driver's seat to pull up.
I went in again, according to my promise, to get my servant's box, lugged it out, clapped it beside her on the tail of the dog cart, and then caught the reins and jumped up into the driver's seat beside my wife.
And gathering up the leather reins fastened together by a brass ring, Nikita took the driver's seat and started the impatient horse over the frozen manure which lay in the yard, towards the gate.
He spoke no word to the slave sitting in the driver's seat.
Graham would not allow - the young widow and her son alighted, relinquishing the driver's seat to Rose; and I persuaded Eliza to take the latter's place.
What had shocked her to consciousness of herself was a young man in the driver's seat of a touring car standing at the curb.
Beyond Albany they came upon a motor car with a tyre burst and a young woman sitting absolutely passive beside the driver's seat.
Car by car, one lad got in the driver's seat while the other pushed to ensure they all made it to the top of the bank.
He then saw a skull and a ribcage sitting on the driver's seat and explained the skull was badly cracked and broken up.
Arguably Muriel Spark's greatest novel, The Driver's Seat (1970) has never received its fair share of critical attention.
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, in joint collaboration with private company Isringhausen, have engineered a driver's seat whose shape and position can be adjusted by using simple hand gestures.
Inside, the driver's seat was covered in shattered glass and the keys hadn't been removed from the ignition.