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drop the pilot

To dismiss someone who is trusted or relied 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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9.10 (480m H/c): Watermill Elsa (8), Drop The Pilot (6), Alnwick Star (6), Lisneal Lupo (3), Tullyrusk Storm (scr), Fenceside Bliss (scr).
Set two was a more retrospective one playing older songs which included of course hits such as All The Way From America, Rosie and the punchy Drop The Pilot.
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.
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.
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.
we would be pretty foolish to put that at risk." Asked if he was signalling he would not "drop the pilot" Mr Blair said: "Well, we have done so well, haven't we?"
Plus, she sang Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot" on Run for Cover.
2.42 (480m): Coloured Valley, Drop The Pilot, Farlam King, Canny Jet, View For You, Dromkeen Lad (W).
5.27 1, DROP THE PILOT (2), 7-2; 2, Colliery Girl (3), 2-1 fav; 0.75, 17.61; PS14.41, trio PS30.65.
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.
Among the more popular songs from a stunning back catalogue were 'A ' llthe Way from America,''Down to Zero,''Drop the Pilot,' 'Me, Myself and I' and the breathtaking 'The Weakness in Me,' which left the capacity crowd in admiration.
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?' "I thought that it would be really nice for somebody who has never played in front of a large audience to get the chance.