drivers seat

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driv′er's seat`

1. the seat from which a vehicle is operated.
2. a position of power, dominance, or superiority.
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The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present In the Drivers Seat: A Hispanic Parent Leadership Academy in Spanish with Lourdes Ferrer at 7 p.m.
Hispanic academic achievement and parental involvement specialist Ferrer will explain the competencies that parents demonstrate when they "sit in the drivers seat" of their childrens education.
They'll hold a demonstration on Saturday so cyclists can swap their bikes for the drivers seat to see the problem for themselves.
While teachers shouted at the teenagers to jump off, Jonny leapt into the drivers seat and stopped the coach inches from the edge.
Competition for financing sources is fierce and the lender is in the drivers seat. With so many projects in the marketplace and far less lenders willing to finance, a good package is an absolute must.