be in the driving seat

be in the driving seat (UK
to be in control of a situation: »

With employers fighting among themselves for staff, IT workers are in the driving seat.

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He believes there will be consolidation in the airline industry and wants his company to be in the driver's seat of any merger.

Main Entry: drive

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • be in the driving seat — phrase to be the person who is controlling a situation In this company, women are in the driving seat. Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym Main entry: driving seat …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) in the driving seat — be in the ˈdriving seat idiom (BrE) (NAmE be in the ˈdriver s seat) to be the person in control of a situation Main entry: ↑seatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in the driving seat — British, American & Australian to be in control of a situation. The consumer is in the driving seat due to the huge range of goods on the market …   New idioms dictionary

  • be in the driving seat — to be the person who is controlling a situation In this company, women are in the driving seat …   English dictionary

  • in the driving seat — ► in the driving seat in control. Main Entry: ↑driving …   English terms dictionary

  • in the driving seat — in control. → driving …   English new terms dictionary

  • driving seat — noun 1. The seat in a vehicle in which the driver sits 2. A position of control • • • Main Entry: ↑drive * * * driving seat UK US noun [countable] [singular driving seat …   Useful english dictionary

  • driving seat — 1) N SING: usu the N In a vehicle such as a car or a bus, the driving seat is the seat where the person who is driving the vehicle sits. He got into the driving seat and started the engine. Syn: driver s seat 2) PHRASE: usu v link PHR, PHR after… …   English dictionary

  • driving seat — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms driving seat : singular driving seat plural driving seats British the seat where you sit when you are driving a car • be in the driving seat …   English dictionary

  • driving seat — noun be in the driving seat BrE be in the driver s seat AmE to be the person who is in control of a situation: Fiona led the meeting but Marie was the one in the driving seat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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