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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Known as 'Little Mo' among the racing fraternity, Al Mutawaa and co-driver Aaron Johnston will be behind the wheel of a Peugeot 208 R2.
MORPETH'S Rob Bell will be behind the wheel of the brand new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 car in 2012 after signing a multi-year deal, writes ZOE BURN.
The Italian driver will be behind the wheel of the Spanish outfit for the whole day.