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be sleeping at the wheel

To be failing to attend to one's responsibilities or duties; to be inattentive to that which is important or for which one is responsible. Johnson was supposed to make sure the paperwork went through before the deadline, but it looks like he was sleeping at the wheel. Our goalkeeper is such a nincompoop. We would have won that match if he hadn't been sleeping at the wheel!
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Philip Stokes, 45, was found sleeping at the wheel of his car in Pontlottyn, Caerphilly, on the morning of February 10.
There is no sleeping at the wheel. Relationships either grow or decline over time.
And this tail-end malaise doesn't reflect terribly well on Lennon who came into this caretaker role looking to light a fire under a group of players who have been sleeping at the wheel for large chunks of this oddity of a campaign.
"If the snoring is bad and you have witnessed apnoeas and there is some suspicion of daytime sleepiness or poor performance at work or risk of car accident because you're sleeping at the wheel, go to a sleep doctor," he says.
Management and its sales force were sleeping at the wheel, and revenues were down by nearly $400 million, to $5.2 billion.
Accusing the minister of 'sleeping at the wheel' in relation to third party motor insurance, Hayes called for certainty for Irish motorists.
RICHIE Ramsay believes that golf's governing bodies have been "sleeping at the wheel" as the sport's search for its version of Twenty20 cricket begins in earnest.
THE Welsh Government has been "sleeping at the wheel" by not changing the law to make it easier for councils to get rid of under-performing chief executives, according to a councillor whose authority continues to be embroiled in a massively expensive pay scandal.
Police say Robert O'Neill was found sleeping at the wheel yesterday, with his car's engine on, and seemed to be drunk.
According to the Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest, car claims related to the dangers of hail, rising water and flooding, sleeping at the wheel, glass damage, and tornadoes all present major hazards for drivers as spring's warmer weather arrives.
Emergency Assist, for example, detects when the driver is not steering, braking or accelerating and assumes there is a problem, such as sleeping at the wheel or unconsciousness.
Emergency Assist, for example, detects when the driver is not steering, braking or accelerating and assumes years/60,000mls there is a problem, such as sleeping at the wheel or unconsciousness.
While Bouteflika is sleeping at the wheel, his security men have broken all the rules in the book, disregarding the Algerian human rights obligations.
There is no doubt that the man is displaying some visible efforts; Mehleb has paid numerous surprise visits to government offices throughout the country, displaying authority and at times sacking government employees who were caught sleeping at the wheel. The prime minister notoriously held cabinet meetings at 7 am and even took the time to meet with youths and party heads.
Labour accused ministers of "sleeping at the wheel" after the department for business (BIS) admitted just one of 45 schemes - in the West Country - had passed legal and financial tests.