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drop the pilot

To dismiss someone that one trusts or relies on. They always seemed to have a strong working relationship, so I don't know why he dropped the pilot all of a sudden.
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drop the pilot

abandon a trustworthy adviser.
Dropping the Pilot was the caption of a famous cartoon by John Tenniel , published in Punch in 1890 . It depicted Bismarck's dismissal as German Chancellor by the young Kaiser Wilhelm II .
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27 (290m): Romeo Talent, Drop The Pilot, Archaton Spark, Kevs Puma, Mill Boogardy, Dragon Obama (W).
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Lucky there is no obvious replacement, lucky the DUP are there, lucky Britain can't drop the pilot on the way out of a European harbour.
To finish, she launched into a memorable rendition of Love And Affection, following it with other fan favourites Rosie, Drop The Pilot, Me Myself I and, as an encore, Willow - the crowd singing back to her the chorus raising the hairs on the back of the neck.
Her legion of fans, who have been singing along to the likes of Drop The Pilot, Rosie, Willow, Me Myself I and, of course, her first big hit Love And Affection, need not despair.
Her legion of fans, who have been singing along to the likes of Drop The Pilot, Rosie, Willow, Me Myself I and,course, her first big hit Love And Affection, need not despair.
Speaking in the famously warm voice that has brought us hits like Willow, Me Myself I, Drop The Pilot and, of course, Love And Affection, the former Birmingham native says: "Sometimes when I am on the tube in London, I hear buskers and I think, 'They're really good, I wonder if they're doing gigs?
WED Joan Armatrading The iconic musician, who had a massive chart hit with Drop The Pilot in the 1980s, is back on the road again and is bringing her unique sound to Scotland.
I wonder if she tires of having to trot out the two monster hits - Drop The Pilot and Love And Respect - which she scored when she was younger.
Tomorrow Assembly Members will debate whether to drop the pilot cull, proposed alongside cattle movement measures as a way of stopping the remorseless spread of bovine TB across the country.
The career that followed has seen the birth of classics - Love and Affection, Down to Zero, Drop the Pilot, Me Myself I.
Joan's songs have stood the test of time, including Love And Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Lovers Speak.
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I ask the veteran singer famous for her hits Drop The Pilot and Love And Respect if I had heard her correctly and isn't it a bit disconcerting not knowing where you are from one day to the next?