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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But instead of being in the grandstands, he will be behind the wheel this time, in front of family and friends.
He may be a perfectly good driver, but no one subject to seizures or small strokes, of any age, should be behind the wheel.
Leno, whose ``Tonight Show'' is a consistent ratings winner over Letterman's ``Late Show,'' will be behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo pace car at the start of next month's Indianapolis 500.
Hornaday will be behind the wheel of the BAM Racing Dodge during qualifying today for the Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.