backseat driver
backseat driver
Fig. an annoying passenger who tells the driver how to drive; someone who tells others how to do things. •

I don't need any backseat driver on this project.

Stop pestering me with all your advice. Nobody likes a backseat driver!

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{n.}, {informal} A bossy person in a car who always tells the driver what to do. * /The man who drove the car became angry with the back seat driver./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • backseat\ driver — noun informal A bossy person in a car who always tells the driver what to do. The man who drove the car became angry with the back seat driver …   Словарь американских идиом

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