- back-seat drivers1) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to a passenger in a car as a back-seat driver, they annoy you because they constantly give you advice.2) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone, especially a politician, as a back-seat driver, you disapprove of them because they try to influence a situation that does not concern them.
They accused the former prime minister of trying to be a backseat driver.
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