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designated driver

A person who stays sober during a social gathering and is responsible for safely driving others from one location to another. Since Kara never drinks alcohol, she always offers to be the designated driver for her friends.
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designate someone or something as something

to choose or name someone or something as something. Alice will designate Andrew as our representative. She designated herself as the head of the committee.
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a designated driver

  (American)
one person in a group who agrees not to drink alcohol in order to drive the other people to and from a place where they will drink alcohol Tom said he'd be the designated driver when we go out tonight.
See also: designate, driver
References in classic literature ?
In saying this, we are asserting a relation between the word "Napoleon" and the person so designated.
The causes of the occurrence of words require somewhat different treatment according as the object designated by the word is sensibly present or absent.
Bumble did not favour him with something which would render the series of vocular exclamations so designated, an involuntary process?
Only economically worthless landscapes would be designated as Wilderness with a capital "W".
One jealous hospital that wasn't going to be designated a trauma center challenged in court the state's right to designate hospitals as such.
Data based on FEMA counties and parishes designated for 'individual assistance.
The service's plan calls for 11,695 acres stretching from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino counties to be designated as critical habitat, a reduction from its originally proposed plan to designate 95,655 acres that included San Diego.
The interactive media promotion, which ran from November 24, 2003, through January 1, 2004, was designed to increase awareness of and reward consumers for their use of designated drivers.
2 Our offenses are designated by states: Iowa, for motion; Mississippi, for 1-3-1 revolve; Florida, for 1-4; Minnesota, for 3-out 2-in; Wyoming, for zone offense vs an odd-zone front; and Pennsylvania, for zone offense vs an even-front zone.
The term "designated summons" is defined as any summons issued for purposes of determining any tax if such summons is issued at least 60 days before the expiration c f the period for assessment arid clearly states it is a designated summons.
The smallest Congressionally designated Wilderness area in the nation is BLM'S Oregon Islands, five acres off the Oregon coast.
The list of Designated Investment Exchanges provides UK investors and their brokers with a reference point for those non-UK exchanges which, while not carrying on a regulated activity in the UK, have appropriate standards of investor protection.
The San Antonio Water System ( SAWS ) is soliciting bids from vendors to provide labor, materials, equipment, supervision and all work necessary to clean and internally televise designated wastewater collection system pipelines 24 inches in diameter and larger, to conduct a sonar inspection of designated mains larger than 48 inches in diameter, to clean and conduct a post-cleaning sonar inspection of designated siphons, to conduct a sonar inspection of designated siphons to quantify the amount of debris, to conduct a television inspection of designated siphon air bypass mains, to clean and inspect designated manholes and structures, and record the condition of the inspected assets.
Designated Drivers, through its team of volunteer designated drivers, now keeps over 800 drunk and intoxicated drivers off of New Mexico streets each and every month
Islamabad -- Nine ambassadors designated, Friday, separately called on President Mamnoon Hussain here at Aiwan-e-Sadr and discussed matters pertaining to their new assignments.