be at the wheel

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be at the wheel

1. Literally, to drive a vehicle (and thus sit at the steering wheel). Don't worry, Katie's at the wheel, and she is excellent at driving in the snow. I'm so excited to finally be at the wheel of my own car!
2. To be in charge; to be the leader (of something). Jack is at the wheel, so I know they'll get this project done on time!
See also: wheel
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I am at the wheel of a 40-foot-long, 14-ton bus and headed straight for the Lane Transit District building.
Now when I am at the wheel of our family runabout - a Rover 100 - there is five inches between the top of my head and the roof lining.