Behind-the-wheel meaning

The definition of behind the wheel is an expression that means you are driving or in control of some kind of a vehicle, usually a car.

An example of behind the wheel is a person who is driving his car.

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If you've had too much to drink, don't get behind the wheel.

Would you really want to be behind the wheel of a fighter jet?

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Origin of behind-the-wheel

  • Pragmatic assessment of the position where one steers the wheel.

    From Wiktionary