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ride shotgun

Guard someone or something while in transit, as in The reporter found himself in the odd position of riding shotgun for an accused mobster. This term alludes to the armed defender of a stagecoach who sat beside the driver to protect against marauders and bandits. Later it was transferred to anyone riding in the front passenger seat of a motor vehicle, as well as to the more general function of protection. [Mid-1900s]
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ride shotgun

If someone rides shotgun, they sit in the front of a vehicle, next to the driver. I was riding shotgun on a night patrol when a boy darted out from an alley and ran towards the truck. Note: This expression comes from times in the past when a man with a shotgun sat next to the driver of a coach and horses for protection.
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ride shotgun

1 travel as a guard in the seat next to the driver of a vehicle. 2 ride in the passenger seat of a vehicle. 3 act as a protector. chiefly North American
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ride ˈshotgun

(American English, informal) ride in the front passenger seat of a car or truck: My turn to ride shotgun today!Originally, this referred to an armed guard who travelled in the seat next to the driver.
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ride shotgun

1. tv. to accompany and guard someone or something. (see also shotgun.) I have to take the beer over to the party. Why don’t you come along and ride shotgun?
2. tv. to ride in the passenger seat of a car, next to the driver. I want to ride shotgun so I don’t have to sit back there with those guys.
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ride shotgun

1. To guard a person or thing while in transit.
2. Slang To ride in the front passenger seat of a car or truck.
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ride shotgun

To sit in the front passenger seat of a vehicle during a trip.
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Perhaps instead of putting $150,000 into training bus drivers in handling unruly riders, it would be more sensible to hire security personnel to ride shotgun - literally, in some cases - to protect those who are responsible citizens who, for whatever reason, have to depend on riding the bus, and teach the many children and adults who abuse the bus why they shouldn't.
Players can ride shotgun with "The King" as he shows the best lines around each of the tracks and entry speeds for the infamously tough and treacherous turns in the NASCAR Cup Series.
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He gave the keys to Davis and said he'd ride shotgun.
Success depends on having the most skilled gunner, and players will select from several soldiers to ride shotgun through each desert melee.
POLICE officers are to ride shotgun on Stagecoach buses serving Nuneaton and Bedworth to clamp down on nuisance youths and antisocial behaviour.
It is really too late now for his championship hopes but if his luck changes then he will be able to ride shotgun for Alonso for the rest of the season.
I discussed it with Paul at Taunton races on Monday and have decided to ride Shotgun Willy," Walsh said yesterday.
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Ruby Walsh has struck up a tremendous partnership with Nicholls this season and, significantly opted to ride Shotgun Willy in the wake of his commendable winning return to action in the Red Square Vodka Gold Cup at Haydock.
RUBY WALSH will ride Shotgun Willy in the Martell Cognac Grand National at Aintree on Saturday week.
Ruby Walsh will ride Shotgun Willy and the horse was shortened to 8-1 from 9-1 with Coral.