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drive the porcelain bus
To vomit profusely into the toilet, usually as the result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. John was driving the porcelain bus for the rest of the night after his seventh tequila shot.
drive (one's) pigs to market
To snore. I can't get any sleep with Will driving his pigs to market every night—I think it's time for him to see a doctor about his snoring.
in the driving seat
In control of a situation; 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.
*the driving force (behind someone or something )
the person or a thing that motivates or directs someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; serve as~.) Making money is the driving force behind most businesses. Ambition is the driving force behind Tom. Love can also be the driving force.
serve as the driving force
(behind someone or something) Go to the driving force (behind someone or something).
What are you driving at?
Fig. What are you implying?; What do you mean? What are you driving at? What are you trying to say? Why are you asking me all these questions? What are you driving at?
See also: driving
what somebody is driving at
the meaning of what someone is saying I didn't answer her because I wasn't sure what she was driving at.
See also: driving
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
The impetus, power, or energy behind something in motion, as in He was clearly the driving force in the new administration. This term transfers the force that sets in motion an engine or vehicle to other enterprises. Ralph Waldo Emerson was among the first to use it figuratively ( English Traits, 1856): "The ability of its journals is the driving force."