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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

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.
See also: ride, shotgun

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.
See also: ride, shotgun

ride shotgun

To sit in the front passenger seat of a vehicle during a trip.
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Success depends on having the most skilled gunner, and players will select from several soldiers to ride shotgun through each desert melee.
He gave the keys to Davis and said he'd ride shotgun.
In other National news yesterday, Ruby Walsh's decision to ride Shotgun Willy brought a cut in his odds to 6-1 joint-favourite (from 8) by Ladbrokes and Bet 365 alongside Ad Hoc, confirmed as Paul Carberry's mount.
Attendees will have the chance to drive the legend themselves or ride shotgun with a professional driver on a closed course.
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.
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.
LUTON TOWN'S shooting star Liam George is dreaming of the chance to ride shotgun to Robbie Keane once again.
But the Ulsterman knows he could have no one better to ride shotgun in a fierce scrap for track positions.
Should Glenn Hoddle select 18-year-old Michael Owen to ride shotgun alongside deadly marksman Alan Shearer?
Jones - who scored a stunning debut goal after 55 minutes to earn a vital away point - can ride shotgun while Nigel Quashie develops into a player of international quality.
And now Cruyff is ready to ride shotgun with Teddy Sheringham again - and mortally wound Leicester.
Jarrett, who is an avid golfer and had professional aspirations, will also take each player for a ride in his car as he goes full-throttle while they ride shotgun.
I discussed it with Paul at Taunton races on Monday and have decided to ride Shotgun Willy," Walsh said yesterday.