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"designated driver" in British English

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designated drivernoun [C]

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one ​person in a ​group who ​agrees not to ​drinkalcohol in ​order to ​drive the other ​people to and from a ​place where they will ​drinkalcohol: Tom said he'd be the ​designateddriver when we go out ​tonight.
(Definition of designated driver from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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designated drivernoun [C]

someone in a ​group who ​avoidsdrinkscontainingalcohol while ​others are ​drinking and is then ​able to ​drive the ​othershomesafely from a ​socialevent
(Definition of designated driver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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