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die behind the wheel

To die while driving, as due to an accident. With the reckless way he drives, I won't be surprised to one day hear that he died behind the wheel.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

die behind the wheel

to die in an automobile accident in a car that one is driving. Poor Fred died behind the wheel in a horrible collision.
See also: behind, die, wheel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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