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English definition of “back-seat driver”

back-seat driver

noun [C] uk   /ˌbæk.siːtˈdraɪ.vər/ us    /-vɚ/
a passenger in a car who keeps giving the driver advice that he or she has not asked for: figurative It is expected that the former prime minister will be a back-seat driver (= have a controlling influence on what happens) in the new government.
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