be in the driving seat

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be in the driving seat

To be in control of a situation; to be in a position of power. Primarily heard in UK. Make sure to get good grades now, so that you're in the driving seat when it comes time to choose a college. We're still leading in the polls, so nobody panic—we're in the driving seat here.
See also: driving, seat

be in the driving seat

  (British) also be in the driver's seat (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.
See fly by the seat of pants
See also: driving, seat